Chris Young steps down as our chief. Thank you for youe service. Please welcome Kirk McLaughlin, our new chief.
Please Welcome our New Fire Chief
The board of directors of the Fairfield Glade Fire department is happy to announce the election of our new fire chief Kirk McLaughlin. Kirk was born and raised in Los Angeles and spent 6 years in the US Air Force as a Military Cargo Specialist and a member of the USAF Security Police. After his service, Kirk returned home and attended college. Kirk relocated to Texas and after working 10 years as a dispatch supervisor for a manufacturing facility he joined the Arlington, Texas fire department where he spent the next 27 years as a Firefighter, Arson Investigator and Incident Command Technician. In November of 2020 he and his wife, Stephanie, retired to Fairfield Glade, where Kirk currently has a software consulting business and serves as Fire Chief of the Fairfield Glade Fire Dept. Kirk is also a board member with the Veterans and First Responders Memorial. He also serves with Team Rubicon, a humanitarian disaster relief responder, serving veterans in Texas as a Planning and Operations Deputy. His work with Team Rubicon continues in Tennessee as the Wellness leader for Kentucky and Tennessee as well as responding to natural disasters and serving as a logistics commander.
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