Chief Edward P. Brinson has been selected to serve as the Assistant Director of the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association. Chief Brinson is known to many of you and currently serves as the Chief of the Fairview Rural Fire Department located at 4501 Ten-Ten Road in Apex, NC. Ed earned an AAS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Science Management, and a Masters Degree in Executive Fire Service Leadership and has completed the Executive Fire Officer Program. Ed has numerous fire certifications and experience in volunteer, career and combination fire departments. Ed also has experience working in private industry. His broad range of work experience and education will be an asset to the NCSFA.
Ed has been involved with the fire service at the local, regional and state levels over the years. He served as President of the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation from 2004-2007. He is a member of many national and international fire service organizations. Ed is a strong supporter of the fire service. When asked why he sought this position, Ed was quick to say that he wanted to help firefighters and the fire service on a larger stage. Ed most certainly has the ability to do that.
Ed is married to Rosa Lee Brinson. They have been married for 32 years. They have a son Brian and a daughter Leslie. Ed will begin work with the NCSFA on May 14th. We are happy to have Ed join our staff and look forward to many years of leadership from Ed.