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Meet the Chief

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Charles E. Gordon, Jr
Birmingham Fire Chief

Charles E. Gordon, Jr. began his fire service career with the Birmingham Fire and
Rescue Service in January 1989. During his tenure, he has held positions as Assistant
Chief of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Fiscal Operations, Battalion Chief of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF), EMS Battalion Chief, Operations Battalion Chief, EMS Field Supervisor, Station Captain, Lieutenant and Firefighter. He maintains active membership in numerous professional and trade organizations.

Chief Gordon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Safety Administration from Athens State College and an Associate Degree in Fire Science from Jefferson State Community College. He is also a Nationally Registered EMT Paramedic, receiving his certification from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Chief Gordon has received numerous awards and commendations for his outstanding leadership and dedication to community service. He attends Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church in Thomas. He is married to Regenia L. Gordon, and they have two sons, Charles and Chandler.