For the first time in Rincon’s history, the city has named Lou Reed as the first full-time fire chief.
Reed was appointed on Sept. 11. He has lived in Effingham County since 1983 and also attended Effingham County High School. Reed obtained his Fire Science education through the United States Air Force. Graduating with his Bachelor’s in Fire Administration in July 2023, he is continuing his education by pursuing a master’s in public health administration as well as his certified public manager degree.
Reed has been a member of the Rincon Fire Department since November 2011 and has served in several positions including firefighter/paramedic, engineer and captain.
Chief Reed hopes to reduce the number of fires and fire related injuries and deaths in the community.