Barrow County Fire and Emergency Services has named Bryan Bullock as its new training officer.
As training officer, Bullock will be responsible for organizing and leading training classes for the department.
Bullock began his career as a junior firefighter in Arcade, with his father, who was the fire chief at the time.
“I have to give credit to my dad for getting me into firefighting,” Bullock said. “He motivated me in a lot of ways and watching all the good he did as a fire chief made me want to follow in his footsteps.”
Bullock has been in the fire service for 17 years, including volunteering in Arcade for 10 years and the City of Jefferson for three. He had worked for Barrow County for 10 years prior to spending a year and a half with the Sandy Springs Fire Department.
Bullock has an associate’s degree in fire science and is currently working on his bachelors’ degree. He is certified at the National Professional Qualified Fire Instructor 2 and Fire Officer 2 level. He has also been an adjunct instructor at the Georgia Fire Academy.
Bullock has been married to his wife, Karee, for 10 years and they have a four-year-old son, Bryson.