Johns Creek has announced the retirement of Fire Chief Jeff Hogan, who is leaving his city post to accept an appointment as Georgia state fire marshal in February.
Hogan began his fire career more than 35 years ago with the Fulton County Fire Department, officials said. After various operations, investigative and supervisory roles, Hogan retired from Fulton to join the newly formed Johns Creek Fire Department in 2008. He was named fire chief there in February 2011.
Johns Creek officials credited Hogan with improving the city’s fire protection rating to Class 2, saving citizens more than $6 million in insurance premiums. As state fire marshal, Hogan will manage the Fire Marshal’s Office and oversee building, manufactured housing and hazardous materials inspections, engineering and licensing, officials said.
Johns Creek City Manager Warren Hutmacher has appointed Assistant Fire Chief Chris Coons interim fire chief to ensure daily operations and oversight of the fire department. Hutmacher also is coordinating the search for a permanent chief.
“We are extremely proud of the outstanding work Chief Hogan accomplished during his decade of service to our city,” Hutmacher said. “He is a leader with a long and distinguished career in fire safety, and we all wish chief nothing but the best as he transitions to his new role with the state.”