After nearly 48 years of service from its former chief, the Clayton Fire Department has announced its new leader, Chief David Ranes.
Ranes is set to take the helm on Oct. 16 and will bring with him 30 years of experience in the fire service. From his high school days in Smithfield and college years in Fayetteville, Ranes grew up knowing and serving North Carolina.
For the past 25 years, Chief Ranes has served the Cary Fire Department in multiple ranks from firefighter to assistant fire chief. “His dedication to professional development and continuous improvement has earned him the respect of his peers and colleagues. Chief Ranes believes that when you make employees a priority, you empower them to do great things, not only for themselves, but for the organization,” a release from the Town of Clayton said on Monday.