Campbell pinned as SFD's new assistant fire chief

August 14, 2014

Shown above is the Sweetwater Fire Department’s newest assistant fire chief, Lance Campbell, being congratulated by Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden for his promotion to the position. (Photo by Brian McCormack)

The Sweetwater Fire Department has promoted from within a new assistant fire chief. Lance Campbell was officially named to the position Tuesday by Chief Grant Madden.
Campbell, a 15-year veteran of the department, passed the required promotional exams and met the criteria. Madden believes he will be a good successor to former assistant chief Chris Kiser.
"Lance was hired on right after I was," Madden said. "I've worked with him my entire career. I know he has great leadership skills, we just haven't had a chance to see them yet."
Ever since he was young, Campbell wanted to be a firefighter. He worked as a paramedic for three years before coming to Sweetwater and joining the fire department. He now looks forward to taking the next step in his career.
"I was very excited when I found out I got the job. I've been with the department for over 15 years now and I was looking for some the new challenges that come along with the assistant chief position," Campbell said.
Though his role will change a bit, battling the blazes and answering rescue calls is still a priority for Campbell.
"I'll be in a managerial position, supervising the daily operations of the shift and the great men under my command," Campbell added. "But I will still be out there, involved in the field with the guys. When they make runs, I want to be there with them helping, just like I was always was."

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