Deputy Fire Chief of Operations
||Deputy Chief William Ware
William H. Ware is Deputy Fire Chief of Operations for the City of East Point, Georgia. He is responsible for the direct management of Four Battalion Chiefs and Two Logistics Officers, providing oversight to five fire stations, Training and the Emergency Medical Section.
Fire Department Career
Chief Ware entered the fire service after honorably completing a two-year commitment with the United States Army. He joined the East Point Fire Department after a fulfilling thirty-four years of service with the City of Atlanta Fire Department. He excelled through the ranks to the level of Assistant Chief where he provided direct supervision to five battalion chiefs, One Section Chief, one command technician and a secretary. His responsibilities included coordinating day-to-day operational and administrative activities, budgetary and fire scene management.
Major Studies & Training
Chief Ware has a diploma in Accounting from Carroll Vocational Technical School. He has an Associate Degree in Fire Science Technology, a B.S. Degree in Fire Service Administration and extensive training in City Planning at Georgia State University. He has additional training from Atlanta Technical School, Georgia Fire Academy and the National Fire Academy. Other professional accomplishments include: Emergency Medical Technician, National Fire Department Chief Officer’s Designation, National Fire Department Incident Safety Officer Designation and a host of professional certifications.
Chief Ware’s professional affiliations include the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association, Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs, International Association of Fire Chiefs, National Fire Protection Association, International Association of Black Professional Firefighters,
International City County Managers Association, Georgia Mutual Aide Group and Georgia Homeland Security Group.
Chief Ware is the third of five children, he has been married for twenty seven years to Beverly Hall Ware and is the proud father of twenty four year old twin boys, one is in pharmacy school at Howard University and the other is a Firefighter with the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department.