ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — After serving with the Enterprise Fire Department as a firefighter since 1993– that’s 28 years in all — Chris Davis looks forward to bettering the city in his new role.
“It’s been a long road,” Fire Chief of Enterprise Fire Department Christopher Davis said. “The application and interview process has been long. But I’m proud to be here, I’m proud of our department and I’m just looking forward to the future.”
Chief Davis says with a change as large as a new fire chief, any other changes that happen must be made for the long run, and not be rushed.
“Everything is going to be done slowly and methodically,” said Davis. “The most important thing is when we bring change in, it has to be sustainable. One of the biggest thing I want to see us do is community involvement and community risk reduction.”
Chief Davis says risk education is a top priority.
“It can be something as simple as rolling out CPR classes to the public, fall risk classes to the elderly,” said Davis. “Anything that helps bring safety to the citizens. And that can be as simple as a class or an expensive program, and right now we are going to focus on education.”
Chief Davis also wants to thank all of his team members for making his transition as smooth as possible.
“Everybody in the fire department has been absolutely phenomenal,” said Davis. “All of the firefighters made a smooth transition. I’ve thrown a lot at them and they have soared with excellence and I am proud to be a part of them.”