About Us

​The Charlotte Fire Department is led by Fire Chief Jon Hannan, who also serves as the Homeland Security Director for the City of Charlotte. There are four deputy fire chiefs, each assigned to manage specific divisions/content areas in the department.

In 2015, Chief Hannan added five division chiefs to further facilitate communication and collaboration across the Charlotte Fire Department and to enhance opportunities to immerse the fire department into neighborhoods for better community impact across the city.  

 CFD Command Staff

 

 

Fire Chief Jon B. Hannan<div class="ExternalClass42921A812D8942BB82BB8F91C73F428A"><p class="ExternalClass1B2B079E1E874757ABC45D71A95764E9"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal"><img src="/Fire/about-us/PublishingImages/Fire%20Chief%20Hannan,%20Jon%20WEB.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" />Jon B. Hannan is the Fire Chief and Homeland Security Director for the City of Charlotte. As the fire chief for the City of Charlotte, Chief Hannan is responsible for all fire department functions. As the Homeland Security director, Chief Hannan coordinates with state and federal officials to support and fund initiatives important to the safety and security of the City of Charlotte. </span></p><p class="ExternalClass1B2B079E1E874757ABC45D71A95764E9"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal"></span><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal">Hannan has been with the Charlotte Fire Department for 38 years. He joined the department in 1978 as a dispatcher and began his career in the Operations Division in 1983. </span></p><div class="ExternalClass1B2B079E1E874757ABC45D71A95764E9"><ul><li><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal">He was promoted to Captain in 1987 and served a special assignment as a Training Officer at the Fire Training Academy from 1993 to 1996. </span></li><li><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal">Battalion Chief in 1996</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal">Deputy Chief in 1999 </span></li><li><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal">Named Fire Chief in 2007   </span></li></ul></div><p><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal"></span><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal">Chief Hannan received his bachelor's degree in Fire Safety Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his associate degree in Fire Protection Technology from Central Piedmont Community College.</span><br class="ms-rteStyle-Normal"><br class="ms-rteStyle-Normal"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal">He is a graduate of the Professional Executive Leadership Academy of the University of North Carolina School of Government, and holds a Chief Fire Officer Designation from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. </span><br class="ms-rteStyle-Normal"><br class="ms-rteStyle-Normal"></p></div>
Deputy Chief Pete Key<div class="ExternalClassDEB63CB110424602899F4FBA815A56DA"><h2><span style="color:darkred;"><strong><img src="/Fire/about-us/PublishingImages/Deputy%20Chief%20Key,%20Howard%20(Pete)%20WEB.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" /></strong></span></h2><ul><li><p>Joined the department in 1977​</p></li><li><p>Promoted to Captain 1984, Battalion Chief 1996, Deputy Chief 2004</p></li><li><p>Associate Degree, Fire Protection Technology, Central Piedmont Community College</p></li><li><p>Bachelor's Degree, Fire Safety Engineering Technology, University of North Carolina - Charlotte </p></li></ul><p> </p><div><span style="color:#444444;line-height:1.4;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;"></span><span style="color:#8b1415;line-height:1.4;font-family:inherit;font-size:12pt;background-color:transparent;"><strong>DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES </strong><span style="color:#444444;">- </span><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal"><span style="color:#444444;">Operations, Recruitment<br></span></span></span></div><p> </p><p>​</p></div>
Deputy Chief Rich Granger<div class="ExternalClassC732C3B1823C431A86475299D0AA515C"><h2>​<img src="/Fire/about-us/PublishingImages/Deputy%20Chief%20%20Granger,%20Rich%20WEB.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" /></h2><ul><li><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal">Joined department in 1988</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal">Promoted to Captain 1995, Battalion Chief 2001, Deputy Chief 2008</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal">Associate Degree, Fire Protection Technology, Central Piedmont Community College</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal"></span><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal">Bachelor's Degree, Psychology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte </span><br></li></ul><h3 class="ms-rteElement-Heading3Red"><strong style="color:darkred;">DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES</strong> - <span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal">Emergency Management, Training, Airport Operations, Communications, Information Technology</span></h3></div>
Deputy Chief Kevin Gordon<div class="ExternalClass00EB4B926F20401680FED0A9612E80AD"><h2>​<img src="/Fire/about-us/PublishingImages/Gordon,%20Kevin%20Deputy%20Chief%20WEB.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" /></h2><ul><li><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal">Joined the department in 1991</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal"></span><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal">Promoted to Captain 1998, Training Officer 1999, Hazmat Captain 2002, Battalion Chief 2005, Deputy Chief 2015</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal"></span><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal">Associate Degree, Fire Protection Technology, Central Piedmont Community College</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal"></span><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal">Bachelor's Degree, Fire Science, University of Maryland</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal"></span><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal">Master's Degree, Fire Protection and Administration, University of North Carolina - Charlotte </span></li></ul><h3 class="ms-rteElement-Heading3Red"><strong style="color:darkred;">DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES</strong> - <span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal">Human Resources, Logistics, Facility Maintenance, Planning, Public Affairs, Budget, Fire Prevention, Fire Investigation</span></h3></div>

Photo: Charlotte Fire Department Command Staff (L-R: Deputy Chief Rich Granger, Fire Chief Jon HannanDeputy Chief Pete Key, Deputy Chief Kevin Gordon)