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City of Clarksville announces Ricky Cumberland appointed Clarksville Fire Marshal


Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN –  Ricky Cumberland, a 20-year veteran of Clarksville Fire Rescue, has been promoted to Fire Marshal, Fire Chief Mike Roberts announced Friday.

Cumberland, 51 and a 1993 graduate of Austin Peay State University, has served as a Fire Prevention Officer with the department since 2001. He joined the city fire department in 1996 as a firefighter after three-years as a Clarksville Police Officer.

He officially begins as Fire Marshal on October 1st, and succeeds Ray Williams, who was promoted to Deputy Fire Chief earlier this year.

Clarksville Fire Marshal Ricky Cumberland

Clarksville Fire Marshal Ricky Cumberland

“Ricky was selected from a pool of highly qualified and capable candidates, and we’re proud to appoint him to this position, and for him to move forward with his career in Clarksville,” Roberts said.

The Fire Marshal’s Office plays a key role in protecting the community from fires, explosions and other hazards. As Fire Marshal, Cumberland will investigate fires and explosions, review and inspect fire safety plans, systems and related emergency response services.

When fires occur, the fire marshal provides emergency response and support, and collects, analyzes and maintains fire records.

“The Fire Marshal plays an important role in keeping our residents and businesses safe, and Ricky has proven through his dedication and long service that he is up to the task,” Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan said.

Cumberland brings a wealth of training and experience to the new job. He is a Certified Fire Inspector II, a graduate of UT-Martin’s arson investigation course, and a 2001 graduate of the National Fire Academy. He’s been active in the community and is a 2007 Leadership Clarksville graduate.




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