Assistant Chief of Training & Special Operations
Daniel Walston, Assistant Chief of Training & Special Operations
Fire Station 1
5282 Evitt Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
A Ringgold resident since 2011, Daniel Walston joined the Catoosa County Fire Department in 2009 as a Firefighter. Since then, Chief Walston has worked his way through the ranks of Fire Apparatus Operator (FAO), Officer in Charge (OIC), and was promoted to the Assistant Chief of Training & Special Operations in 2014. Chief Walston is responsible for all the Fire Department Training, EMS Training and Compliance, Emergency Responder Program, and the Volunteer Fire and Support Division of the department.
Chief Walston is a 21 year veteran of the Fire Service where he was a Volunteer and Career Firefighter for The City of East Ridge, Tennessee, prior to coming to Catoosa County. Chief Walston is also a Life Member of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Rescue Service where he served multiple ranks, including Chief of the Organization. Chief Walston holds many certifications and licenses, to include; National Registered-EMT-I, NPQ-FFI, FFII, Fire Instructor I and Fire Officer I. Chief Walston is also a Georgia Certified Firefighter and is currently enrolled at West Georgia Technical College for his Associates in Fire Science Degree.