Chris Coons, a 26-year firefighting veteran in Atlanta and Johns Creek, has been named chief of the Johns Creek Fire Department. CITY OF JOHNS CREEK

Johns Creek names new fire chief

Johns Creek announced the appointment of Chris Coons, a 26-year fire department veteran, as the city’s new fire chief.

Coons began his career with Atlanta Fire Rescue, had operations, investigative and supervisory roles, and joined the newly formed Johns Creek Fire Department as a captain in 2008.

In Johns Creek, Coons has been assistant chief since 2012, managing the administrative division and overseeing training, special teams, budgeting, records management and support/technical services including the fire marshal’s office and emergency medical services. He has been interim fire chief since January.

Coons has a bachelor’s degree in emergency management, is a certified chief fire officer through the Center for Public Safety Excellence, and is completing his thesis for a master’s degree in public administration. He is the Johns Creek Fire Department’s third chief. Information:

“Chris is a thoughtful leader and a talented professional who brings an intimate understanding of what it takes to run a full-service department along with an appreciation for the exceptional level of service Johns Creek residents expect and deserve,” City Manager Warren Hutmacher said.

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