Fire Chief

 

DARRYL KERLEY

Fire Chief

Under general direction of the City Manager, plans, organizes, directs and supervises the Fire department including overseeing firefighting, rescue and first response, fire prevention and emergency management planning, and supervises assigned Fire department staff. 

dkerley@oakridgetn.gov

 
Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversees, monitors and manages the Fire department services and programs for the City.
  • Plans, coordinates, prioritizes and reviews work of assigned department staff; interviews Fire department staff.
  • Develops long-term goals, objectives and priorities for the Fire department; manages, plans and reviews departmental operations.
  • Develops, justifies and administers annual department budget; prepares requests for budget increases; monitors and oversees departmental expenditure of funds.
  • Develops, recommends, revises and interprets Fire policies and procedures.
  • Oversees and manages the Disaster Management Plan for the City; conducts analysis and determines programming changes as needed.
  • Manages the Hazard Mitigation program; monitors the public assistance grants for the mitigation program.
  • Oversees and provides guidance on infection control matters for city employees; advises other departments of minimum training standards and in achieving required training levels; and reviews exposures and medical review requirements.
  • Prepares periodic and ad hoc recommendations and reports for City Manager, City Council and others as required.
  • Attends meetings on Fire department and citywide issues. Represents department to internal and external agencies and professional associations.
  • Performs and participates in special projects as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.