The following are the various divisions of the Tallahassee Fire Department. More information on each division can be found linked below.
Deputy Chief Wes Roberts is a decorated 23 year veteran of the Tallahassee Fire Department. He is presently assigned as Tallahassee's Chief of Operations, overseeing the Emergency Response Division, the Training Division, and the Special Operations Section. Previously, Chief Roberts served TFD as a Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, and Battalion Chief on Tallahassee's busiest units. Chief Roberts holds a degree in fire science as well numerous state and national certifications specializing in the areas of training, fireground command and control, fireground safety and survival, Urban Search and Rescue, emergency management, and leadership. Chief Roberts has received numerous fire service citations and awards including TFD's Officer of the Year, two International vehicle extrication championships and the International Association of Fire Chief's Al Mooring Leadership Award.
Planning and Logistics
Deputy Chief John Gatlin currently oversees the Prevention and Logistics Divisions as well as serving as the Department's Fire Marshal. Chief Gatlin began his employment with the Tallahassee Fire Department in 1989, during which he has held the positions of; firefighter, driver/operator, inspector, investigator, captain and division chief. Chief Gatlin has and continues to serve as a liaison for the Department at both the local and state level. Chief Gatlin holds a bachelor degree in Fire Science and Florida certificates in both firefighting and law enforcement. Chief Gatlin is a Tallahassee native.
Other Department Areas