Past Fire Chiefs

Fire Chief

Stan Sharp
ssharp@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 595-4480

900 E. Hill Ave., Suite 430
Knoxville, TN 37902

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There have been 17 different Fire Chiefs over the Knoxville Fire Department since 1875.

1875-1885
John Mason Boyd M.D.
John Mason Boyd M.D.

First volunteer department chief
  1885-1900
Herman Schenk
Herman Schenk

First Chief of the new KFD paid dept.
1900-1929
SB BOyd
S.B. Boyd
1929-1929
B.F. Suddarth
B.F. Suddarth
1929-1954
C.M. Johnson
C.M. Johnson
1954-1956
J.P. Warwick
J.P. Warwick
1956-1964
Roy Conner
Roy Conner
1964-1972
J.P. Anderton
J.P. Anderton
1972-1976
Howard Shoffner
Howard Shoffner
1976-1982
Paul Warwick
Paul Warwick
1982-1997
Bruce Cureton
Bruce Cureton
1997-2002
Gene Hamlin
Gene Hamlin
2002-2004
Edward Cureton
Edward Cureton
2004-2004
Charlie Hansard
Charlie Hansard
2004-2006
Charlie Hansard
Carlos Perez
2006-2009
Robert Key
Robert Key
2009-present
Stan Sharp
Stan Sharp