Horry County names new fire chief

Joseph Tanner (source: georgetowncityfire.org)

CONWAY, SC – Horry County Fire Rescue has chosen a new fire chief.

According to a press release, Joseph Tanner, Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director for the City of Georgetown, was selected as the new Horry County Fire/Rescue Chief. He will begin his employment with Horry County on December 7, 2015.

“The selection committee was focused on numerous factors, especially strong management principles,” stated Horry County Administrator Chris Eldridge. “We are very pleased with our selection, as he possesses all of the qualities that we were looking for to be part of our leadership team. Tanner comes to Horry County with an understanding of our area and the ongoing challenges we face as a growing community. He brings the strong leadership and management skills needed to provide effective fire/rescue services to our citizens and will be instrumental in collaborating with internal and external departments/agencies.”

Tanner has been the Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director for the City of Georgetown since 1984.

Tanner replaces former fire/rescue Chief Fred Crosby who left the department in May 2015.

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