Goldsboro Fire Chief Heading To Florida (PHOTOS)

Goldsboro Fire Chief Heading To Florida (PHOTOS)

The community says goodbye to the Goldsboro Fire Chief.

On his last day as Chief of the Goldsboro Fire Department, Joe Dixon and his fellow firefighters spent a few hours outside the downtown fire station cooking up hotdogs and spending time with community members.

Earlier on Friday, Chief Dixon called in to WFMC and WWMC, and said he’s grateful for the lifelong friends he made during his time in Goldsboro.

Dixon has been the Goldsboro Fire Chief for nearly three years.

He leaves Saturday for his new job as chief of Gainesville Fire Rescue in Florida.

During his time in Goldsboro, he established the “Chief Joseph Dixon EMS Scholarship” at Wayne Community College to help minority Goldsboro residents start a career with the GFD.

Chief Dixon also lists the update of the city’s Emergency Operation Plan as a key accomplishment during his tenure.

Before leaving town, Dixon says he made one more donation toward the effort to restore the Goldsboro Fire Department’s historic 1919 La France Fire Engine.


Chief Joe Dixon enjoys some fellowship with his fellow firefighters on his last day with the Goldsboro Fire Department.


Wayne Community College Associate Vice President for Workforce Continuing Education Services Renita Allen Dawson (right) and Foundation of Wayne Community College Executive Director Adrienne Northington (left) accept a $1,000 donation from Goldsboro Fire Chief Joe Dixon. The gift funds scholarships for minority Goldsboro residents seeking Emergency Medical Technician certification for employment with his department.