Fire Department Command Staff


Chief of Department

Fire Chief Barry Head is responsible for all aspects of fire and rescue operations for Forsyth County. Chief Head has protected Forsyth County for over 25 years. He began his service in 1990 as a dispatcher in the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. While there, he was promoted three times, achieving the rank of sergeant. In 1997, he transferred to the Fire Department as a fire inspector. In 1999, Head moved from fire inspector to fire fighter, a position he held for approximately two years. In 2001 he was promoted to fire lieutenant and in 2012 to division chief, fire marshal. In 2017. Head was named division chief, field operations. As division chief, field operations, Head was directly responsible for the daily field operations of the department and supervision of the six battalion chiefs. In addition, all fire station operations and emergency response are under his command. Head took advantage of numerous training opportunities, earning certification in over 20 areas ranging from fire investigation to responding to terrorism. In addition to tactical and situational training, he also received certification in management development from the University of Georgia.

Brenda Green

Division Chief, Fire Administration

Division Chief Green is responsible for the administration capacities of the department, oversees daily management of the budget, and supervises the motor maintenance division.  She joined the department in 1995 and formerly held the position of administrative assistant, senior.

Jason Shivers

Division Chief, Technical Services

Division Chief Shivers supervises the quartermaster supply components of the department. He also acts as the department's spokesperson and public information officer and acts as the coordinator for the county's Insurance Services Office review. Chief Shivers proudly is a graduate of the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer program.  He joined the department in 1998 and has held the positions of firefighter/EMT, fire lieutenant, and inspector general.


Division Chief, Fire Marshal

Division Chief Jason Stover manages and oversees the Fire Marshal’s Office including the Fire/Explosive Investigations Unit, the Code Compliance/Enforcement Division, and the Public Education Division.

Ron Fagan

Division Chief, Field Operations

Division Chief Fagan is directly responsible for the daily field operations of the department and supervises the six (6) battalion chiefs. All fire station operations and emergency response are under his command.

Contact Us

 Address: 3520 Settingdown Rd
Cumming, GA 30028
 Phone: (770) 781-2180
 Fax: (770) 781-2194
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

The Forsyth County Fire Department protects life, property, and the environment from the ravages of fire and all other emergencies, both natural and man made, and provides citizens and visitors with emergency medical pre-hospital care in a highly effective manner with the best trained personnel possible.