Tommy Reid, HP Fire Chief
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Just a couple of weeks after a fire chief's resignation, the City of High Point has named another one.
Read: High Point's Fire Chief Submits Resignation
Thursday, High Point City Manager Manager Strib Boynton announced the promotion of Deputy Fire Chief Tommy Reid to chief of the High Point Fire Department.
Backround on Reid from city news release:
Reid is a High Point native. He attended Ferndale Middle School, and graduated from High Point Central High School. Chief Reid also graduated from Guilford Technical Community College with an Associate's Degree in Applied Science in Fire Protection Technology. He has served on the Executive Board of the Guilford County Fire Rescue Council, and on the Fire Protection Technology Advisory Committee of Guilford Technical Community College.
He started his firefighting career as a volunteer with the Pinecroft-Sedgefield Fire Department in 1979. He joined the High Point Fire Department in 1981. He went through the ranks from firefighter to driver to captain. In 2000 he was promoted to battalion chief, and in 2011 to deputy chief of operations. He has served in Stations No. 1 on Centennial, No. 6 on Springfield, No. 8 on Prospect, former No. 3 on Phillips, and Headquarters on Elm.
He is also a graduate of the North Carolina Association of Fire Chief's Executive Development Program as well as numerous leadership programs at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md. Chief Reid has received numerous professional awards from the Guilford County Fire Rescue Council, Furnitureland Rotary Club, Pinecroft-Sedgefield Fire District and others.
He and his wife Cindy have four children and three grandchildren. He attends Bales Wesleyan Church.