Snyder named Gwinnett County’s new fire chief

Casey Snyder has been named Gwinnett County’s new fire chief.

Snyder, a 24-year veteran of the county fire department, takes over for the retiring Bill Myers May 25. Gwinnett County Commissioners ratified Snyder’s contract Tuesday.

Snyder will oversee the department of 800 employees, and be paid $135,000 a year along with a $320 monthly vehicle allowance. He began his career in emergency services in 1984, but came to Gwinnett County as a firefighter in 1989 and rose through the ranks to his most recent role as assistant chief of operations.