The Town of Davidson announces the hiring of Ryan Monteith as its new Fire Chief. Ryan has been serving as interim chief since the retirement of former chief Reuben “Bo” Fitzgerald last year. In his new role, Ryan will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing a variety of department activities, including firefighting, fire inspection, public education, and fire prevention in protecting the lives and property of residents.
Born and raised in Brevard, North Carolina, Ryan has extensive experience spanning years at the Brevard, Asheville, Charlotte, and Davidson Fire Departments. At the Charlotte Fire Department, he currently serves as Battalion Chief for the West Charlotte area where he supervises three special operations stations (Heavy Rescue and Dive, Hazmat, and Urban Search and Rescue).