Fire Chief Ed Mitchell to retire

The City of Maryville announced that Fire Chief Ed Mitchell will retire this October. He became a City employee in 1982 when he was hired as a firefighter for the Maryville Fire Department. Mitchell was promoted to Fire Marshal in 1988 and then to the position of fire chief in 1995.

City Manager Greg McClain stated, “Ed has facilitated many changes in the Fire Department since he first started in 1982. During his years as Maryville Fire Chief, the City has experienced a decrease in fires and fatalities due to his emphasis on fire education in our schools and community.”

As Fire Chief, Mitchell was instrumental many of the changes with the Department. The addition of the third fire station at Sandy Springs, acquisition of equipment through grants, inspections of commercial businesses, smoke detector replacement programs, and many other initiatives are but a few of Ed’s accomplishments.

“The City of Maryville and the Maryville Fire Department has been a great place to work. So many people here are not only my colleagues, but my friends whom I will greatly miss.”

Mitchell is a native of Blount County and a graduate Everett High School.

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