Theodore Dawes Fire Rescue Department announces the promotion of Deputy Fire Chief Jeremy Lewis to the role of Fire Chief of the Theodore Dawes Fire Department.
Chief Lewis will be replacing former Chief Terry Morgan (who has stepped down from being active fire chief and will become assistant chief) Chief Morgan has been a member of the Theodore Dawes fire rescue for 19 years (7 of which he has been the active chief).
Chief Lewis is a well known and respected member of the first responder community. He has been on the TDFR department for 12 years and holds multiple certifications (Firefighter 1&2, Hazmat, A&O, Rapid Intervention Crew, Fire Services Instructor 1, and Fire Officer 1).
One of Chief Lewis’ stated goals in becoming the new chief is to keep lowering the ISO rating of the department (with the help of chief Morgan and the Theodore Dawes firefighters). He will also hold all firefighters to a high standard of hours trained so that they’ll all be prepared and able to perform every task and aspect of the job that we face here.
Chief Lewis is a Theodore native and resides here with his wife and children. He has always remained connected to Theodore Dawes Fire Department, his church and the community.
Finally, Theodore Dawes Fire Rescue would like to thank retiring Fire Chief Terry Morgan for his years of tireless service as chief, for continuing to serve in the role of Assistant Chief and for his guidance to the Board and Department in the selection process. Chief Morgan’s years of experience were a great asset to the Department and he will work with Chief Lewis during his transition into this new role.
Congratulations and thank you both for your service.