NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Fire Rescue Chief Donnie Hall was sworn in as the President of the North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs (NCAFC) on Saturday, August 24 at the association’s annual conference in Raleigh. The oath was administered by Lifetime Member Retired Chief Glenn Jernigan at the conference banquet. The appointment comes after Chief Hall served the association as Eastern Director, Second and First Vice President.
Chief Hall joined New Hanover County Fire Rescue as Operations Director in May 1997 and was promoted to Chief in 2000. In 2009 and 2010, Chief Hall led the consolidation of the county’s fire protection system, merging six volunteer fire departments into the New Hanover County Fire Rescue service model. His leadership and this consolidation resulted in a consistent, cost effective model for our community.
“I am honored to serve as President of our state association, and represent New Hanover County and our dedicated fire fighters,” said Chief Hall. “We will work diligently to continue our progress with leadership development programs, recruitment and retention of fire fighters, and supporting programs that protect the overall health of department members. That is of upmost importance.”
The NCAFC represents fire service leaders across the state with a mission to enhance the fire service through information sharing, education, communication and action. Chief Hall will serve as the president until the next annual meeting of the association.
Chief Donnie Hall (left) at the NC Association of Fire Chiefs Conference