Fire Chief, Barry Carrier joined the Elizabethton Fire Department in 1994. Chief Carrier served 8 years as Fire Marshal before being promoted to the rank of Fire Chief on December 1st of 2008. Before coming to work for EFD, Chief Carrier worked as a Paramedic for the Carter County Rescue Squad.
Chief Carrier also previously served 21 years as a member of the Army National Guard's 776th Maintenance Company before retiring from the Army Reserves in 2001. Chief Carrier was the 1st Unit Commander of the 776th Mountain City Detachment as a Lieutenant and served 1 year as Maintenance Control Officer for the 776th during Operation Desert Shield/Storm.
Deputy Fire Chief, Rusty Barnett joined the Elizabethton Fire Department in 1982. Mr. Barnett served 24 years as a shift Captain prior to becoming Deputy Fire Chief in the Fall of 2015. Mr. Barnett transferred to EFD from the Elizabethton Police Dept., where he served 1 year as a Patrolman. Prior to coming to work for the City of Elizabethton, Mr. Barnett also worked 1 year as a Patrolman for the Carter County Sheriff's Department and 3 years as a Fireman for the Johnson City Public Safety Office. Mr. Barnett also worked for the C.C.S.D. as a part-time Bailiff 2009-2015.
Mr. Barnett worked 18 years as a Substitute Teacher for the Carter County School System and also served many years as a volunteer Football and Basketball Coach at Siam and Hampton Middle Schools. Mr. Barnett has been a member of the Carter County School Board since 2012 and has served as Chairman of the Board since 2014.
Fire Marshal/Captain, Andy Hardin has been a member of the Elizabethton Fire Department since 2002. Captain Hardin spent 6 years as an Engineer before being promoted to the rank of Fire Marshal on November 2nd, 2015. Captain Hardin is only the 5th Fire Marshal in EFD history.
Mr. Hardin got his start as a member of the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Hardin is also a Tennessee State licensed Electrician.
Barnett Named Deputy Chief of Elizabethton Fire Department (11/24/2015)
Andy Hardin named Elizabethton's Fire Marshal (11/17/2015)
Fire Department Announces Promotions (11/16/2015)