Bristol Fire Department

ISO Class 2

Fire Administration

Fire Chief
Mike Armstrong

Fire Marshal

Eric Blevins

Office Administrator
Melanie Fleenor


Shift Chiefs
A Shift-Battalion Chief Brian Witcher

B Shift-Battalion Chief JJ Cornett

C Shift-Battalion Mike Wise

Shift Captains
A Shift Captain Stacey Farley

B Shift Captain Jay Gouge

C Shift Captain Brian Sproles

Cold Weather Issues to Consider

  • If working outside, dress in layers.
  • Try to limit the time spent outside. Take breaks inside to warm up.
  • Watch out for hypothermia and frost bite.
  • Move pets indoors. If kids can’t be outside, neither should pets. If pets must be outside, make sure they have adequate shelter and bedding.
  • Be very careful when using auxiliary heat sources such as space heaters.
  • Never use extension cords with space heaters. Plug directly into a wall outlet.
  • Make sure there is adequate clearance around the space heaters, keep combustible materials at least three feet away.
  • If using a wood burning fireplace, be mindful of your fireplace ashes, use a screen.
  • Make sure you have your chimney inspected and cleaned (creosote).
  • Keep gas powered generators outside and away from the house.
  • Make sure you have a working smoke detector and CO detector.
  • Open cabinet doors to allow warm air to circulate around pipes.
  •  Remember to let your faucets run at a trickle to keep your pipes from freezing.

Fire safety tips:

  • Test smoke alarms every month and replace batteries twice a year when time changes.
  • Create a family escape plan and practice it often.
  • Blow out candles before leaving home or going to bed.
  • Stay in the kitchen when the stove top is in use.

These are just some safety tips. For more information please contact your local fire department or visit  NFPA - Fire Safety