Roanoke Fire-EMS announced Monday the promotion of Battalion Chief David Guynn to deputy chief.
Guynn is a Roanoke native who first got involved with Fire-EMS in 2004 as a volunteer for Back Creek Fire & Rescue.
During his time as a volunteer for Roanoke County, Guynn decided to make emergency services into a career. In 2005, he worked for the City of Roanoke as a telecommunicator trainee in the E-911 Center, before joining Roanoke Fire-EMS Recruit Class #9 in 2007.
Guyn left the department in 2010 to return to school. He received a Bachelor of Science in Physics at Roanoke College and a Master of Science in Physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2014, Guynn managed onsite emergency response programs for Cree, Inc. in Durham, North Carolina. He was appointed in 2015 as the university fire marshal for the University of North Carolina, where he was responsible for fire code enforcement and fire investigations.