Munford Fire Department Staff

Munford-Atoka Fire Department Headquarters
1397 Munford Avenue
Munford, Tennessee  38058
Business Phone (901) 837-5960
Fax (901) 837-5962

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MFD Group Dec

Alphabetical Order

Clifford Allen Firefighter / AEMT  
Chris Allen Firefighter / AEMT  
Alan Barkelew Chief abarkelew@munford.com
Debbie Barkelew Firefighter  
Shannon Barkelew Lieutenant / AEMT  
Tim Bentley Firefighter / Paramedic  
Taylor Billings Firefighter / Paramedic  
Bill Burke Captain / Haz Mat Specialist  
Ruben Cantu Firefighter   
Jake Chumley Firefighter / AEMT  
Blake Ethridge Firefighter / AEMT  
Barry Gillespie Photographer / MFD Web Master  
Bradley Jacobs Lieutenant / EMT IV  
Landon King Firefighter / AEMT  
Donny Phillips Firefighter / AEMT  
Jeremy Reeves Lieutenant / AEMT  
Harley Whitley Firefighter / Paramedic  
     


Chief
Alan Barkelew  The Fire Chief, under the direction of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen
of the City of Munford, Tennessee, shall be responsible for all operations
of the City of Munford Fire Department.
He/She shall be appointed by the Mayor and approved by the
Aldermen of the City of Munford,Tennessee.

The Chief shall oversee the operations of the department.
He/She shall have exclusive command at all incidents or waive the
command to any individual he/she feels is able to handle the situation.

The Chief shall serve as the representative of the Mayor and Aldermen
at all times and shall strive to be a pillar of the community.

The Chief shall have the same powers as the State Fire Marshall. 
Alan Barkelew   

Commander
The Commander shall put into effect the policies and procedures of the department as set forth by the Chief and the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. In the absence of the Chief of the department, he/she shall be responsible for all operations and functions. The Commander shall be appointed by the Chief of the Department and approved by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Munford, Tennessee. The Commander shall have the same powers of the Chief and serve as his/her representative at all times.

It is required that the Commander hold State of Tennessee recognized certifications such as Firefighter I, II, and III, Extrication I, II, and III, EMS Certification at least to the level of First Responder, Hazardous Materials Certification at least to Operations Level, and Incident Command.

Captain

Bill Burke  The Captain assists the Chief in the activities of the department.
He/She shall be in charge in the absence of the Chief and Assistant Chief.
It is required for the Captain to possess and maintain Firefighter and
Driver/Engineer skills and training. He/She must also be able to function
as an Incident Commander on small or large scale operations.
He/She must maintain current knowledge and skills of related areas
such as:territory, equipment, apparatus, and maintenance.
It is required that the Captain shall hold certification as State of Tennessee
Firefighter I, II, and III, EMS First Responder, Hazardous Materials Operations
Level, and Extrication I and II. The promotion of Captain shall be recommended
by the Command Staff and have the written approval of the Chief.
The documentation shall kept as permanent record in the member´s
personnel record. The Captain answers directly to the Chief and the
Assistant Chief and may be assigned projects or activities to help the
department achieve the objectives set forth by the Chief and Board of Mayor and Aldermen. 
 Bill Burke  

Lieutenant

The Lieutenant assists the Chief and Command Staff members of the department in the day to day activities of the department. He/She also shall exercise some supervision over departmental personnel while on scene or during training sessions. It is required for the Lieutenant to possess and maintain Firefighter and Driver/Engineer skills and training. He/She must also be able to function as an Incident Commander on small or large scale operations. It is required that the Lieutenant shall hold certification as State of Tennessee Firefighter I and II, EMS First Responder, and Hazardous Materials Operations Level. The promotion of Lieutenant shall be recommended by the Command Staff and have the written approval of the Chief. The documentation shall be kept as permanent record in the member´s personnel record.


Shannon Barkelew    (no photo available at this time) 
District 1
Shannon Barkelew 
District 2  
Currently Vacant 
District 3
Jeremy Reeves 

Firefighter First Class

A firefighter promoted to this classification shall possess the following levels of training and skills:

State of Tennessee Firefighter Level I and II
Hazardous Materials First Response
Extrication I and II
Documented training in Incident Command and capable of functioning as an Incident Commander
Knowledge and ability to operate all apparatus and equipment in the department
Firefighter First Class shall be a promoted position by the Command Staff and approved by the Chief of the Department.

Tim Bentley  Ruben Cantu  Donny Phillips 
Tim Bentley  Ruben Cantu  Donny Phillips 

Firefighter
Upon release from probation, a member shall be classified as a Firefighter. The firefighter shall possess the skill and knowledge to perform and carry out orders given on an incident scene as they relate to basic firemanship, equipment operation and function, EMS assistance, care and maintenance of equipment. The firefighter shall function under the direction and supervision of a FGC (Fireground Commander) or a OIC (Officer in Charge) and refrain from “free-lancing”. The Incident Command System is an extremely important tool of the fire service. The firefighter shall have a good understanding of this system and how to work under it as it relates to this department. Chain-of-command is expected to be followed in matters that relate to department operation and function. All ranks are to be used in On-Scene operations in the public view; however, in the private sector of the department this is not necessary, but advisable.

 Debbie Barkelew Barry Gillespie 
Debbie Barkelew   Barry Gillespie 

Probationary Firefighter

After approval by the Chief and Membership Committee a Firefighter Recruit shall be promoted to the rank of Probationary Firefighter. There shall be no set time period for probation to allow the best possible development of an individual firefighter; however, the standard is approximately three (3) months.

A Probationary Firefighter should attempt to attend all departmental functions. He/She shall attend all departmental meetings and training sessions. If attendance is not possible he/she should communicate the reason for absence ASAP to a Command Staff Officer stating the reason. Some acceptable reasons would be personal business, illness, job schedule (it is expected that a probationary firefighter would make arrangements for regularly scheduled drills with his employer).

The Probationary Firefighter shall be evaluated by the Chief and Command Staff before he/she is promoted to the rank of Firefighter. Areas for evaluation shall include:

Attendance at all functions including training, incidents, meetings
Performance at all functions
Personal attitude
Conduct
Safety
Comprehension of duties
Understanding of Chain of Command
Public input of character

After promotion to the rank of Firefighter the person shall still be considered a Rookie Firefighter for a period of one year and shall be subject to termination without warning during such time.