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.
Recently met Training Officer Bullock at a community blood drive through lifesouth, he had motivated all of his recruits to come in and donate. After engaging in conversation for barely 5 minutes I had already observed the heart and dedication he has to his career and his obvious passion. He said "it's something in the blood you just can't get out". After reading this article I am pleased to know that the Training Officer of Barrow County is the BEST man for the position! Thank you Bullock, for your dedication and training all of your recruits to the same standards and prestige as you were! And you are right, it must be in the blood!