Kevin S. Gordon
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Chief Gordon has been a part of the North Carolina Fire Service for thirty years. He began his fire service career on May 25, 1984 as a member of the Waco Community Volunteer Fire Department in Cleveland County, and was appointed as Fire Chief in 1991. He has served in various positions with the Cleveland County Firefighter’s Association, as well as the Cleveland County Rural Fire Commission, where he currently serves as the Chairman. In 2013, he received the Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year Award from the North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs for his work and dedication to his volunteer department. Chief Gordon was also named by the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs as the 2014 SEAFC Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year.
Chief Gordon is a career firefighter with the Charlotte Fire Department. He began his career there in 1991, and, as a Captain, served in several special assignments, including Training Officer from 1999-2002, and Haz-Mat Captain from 2002-2005. He was promoted to Battalion Chief in 2005 and served as Chief of Training in 2007-2015. In 2015, Chief Gordon was promoted to Deputy Chief and is assigned as the Deputy Chief of Administration. He has also served as an elected Trustee for the Charlotte Firefighter’s Retirement System since 2005.
Chief Gordon holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Protection Technology from Central Piedmont Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science from the University of Maryland, a Master’s Degree in Fire Protection and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and graduated from the National Fire Academy’s prestigious Executive Fire Officer Program. He has also been designated as a Chief Fire Officer, Chief Training Officer, and Chief EMS Officer by the Center for Public Safety Excellence.
Chief Gordon is a member of the Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System Board of Trustees, serving as the fire service appointee for Governor Pat McCrory. He is a member of the North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission, serving as the appointee for North Carolina House of Representatives Speaker Thom Tillis. He is also a member of the North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission’s Certification Board, for which he currently serves as the Chairman of the Board.
Chief Gordon currently lives in Shelby with his wife, Sherry. They have two older sons, Alex and Zachary.