The Town of Nags Head has hired veteran fire officer Randy Wells to be its new fire chief, following the retirement of Kevin Zorc in December 2018.
Wells comes to Nags Head from the Columbia Fire Department in South Carolina, where, as the assistant chief of operations, special operations, and training, he led a management team responsible for the daily operations of 453 sworn firefighters and 120 volunteers. Wells will begin his new position in early September.
“Randy has more than 26 years of experience in the fire and rescue service,” said Nags Head’s town manager, Cliff Ogburn. “His strong background in emergency management and public administration are critical assets that will benefit our community as well as enhance the success of the department.”