Randy Camp, Fire Chief
Fire Station 1
5282 Evitt Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
Chief Randy Camp returns to Catoosa County with an accumulation of education and experience. A life-long resident of Catoosa County, Camp began his career as a volunteer firefighter with Fort Oglethorpe Fire Department in 1976. After promoting through multiple ranks, he was hired as the Fire Chief in 1991 where he continued until 2001. In 2001 he was recruited as the Fire Chief for Walker County Emergency Services. He served as the Fire Chief until returning to his home county January 2017. During his tenure as a local volunteer, Camp was also employed with the City of Atlanta Fire Department from 1982 until he retired in 2000 at the rank of Lieutenant.
Chief Camp holds an Associate Degree in Fire Science and a BS in Management and Leadership, as well as completion of numerous classes with the Georgia Fire Academy, The National Fire Academy, and Alabama State Fire College. In 2008, he earned the designation of Certified Fire Chief (CFO) from the Center of Fire Service Excellence. Additionally, Chief Camp has completed the National Fire Academy Fire Executive Officer (EFO) program. Chief Camp has been certified by the National Professional Qualifications of Fire Firefighters (NPQ) in the areas of Fire Instructor, Fire Apparatus Operator, Public Fire Education Officer, Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator, Fire Officer and Firefighter. He is certified in Homeland Security Incident Response and Terrorism through the American Board for Certifications in Homeland Security. The Georgia Standards and Training Council certified him as a Firefighter, Airport Firefighter and Fire Instructor and he has completed training as an arson investigator through Georgia Peace Officers Training and Standards Council (POST). Camp attended the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) training in Hazardous Materials. Chief Camp is a Certified Smoke Diver #387 and is a Master Instructor with SCUBA Schools International (SSI) at Choo Choo Dive.
As a fire prevention and suppression professional working and serving his community and state for over 40 years, Chief Camp as earned and been awarded unit citations, merit awards and letters of commendation for his work performance. In 1999, The Honorable Governor Roy Barnes presented Chief Camp with the Georgia State Valor Award. Chief Camp has received several other recognitions and commendations for his many years of dedicated and distinguished service.
As Fire Chief for Catoosa County, Chief Camp oversees the operations of seven fire stations equipped with 27 pieces of apparatus and 89 career and volunteer firefighters.