Friday, July 01, 2022
After 25 Years, New Fire Chief Stempien Familiar With GFD Mission

After 25 Years, New Fire Chief Stempien Familiar With GFD Mission

Goldsboro’s new fire chief started at the bottom with the city’s fire brigade and worked his way to the very top.

Ron Stempien was named Chief of the Goldsboro Fire Department in June, and he began his role as chief on June 30th.

In an interview with Jeff Farrow on Goldsboro’s Greatest Hits 1150 and 98.3, Stempien says he started with the GFD nearly 26 years ago as a firefighter.

Most recently, Stempien was in a support services role handling logistics.

Chief Stempien says his predecessor, Joe Dixon, had the Goldsboro Fire Department heading in the right direction with increased community involvement.

Chief Stempien says, right now, the GFD is enjoying holding its Sprinkler Fun Days for the kids.

Next, the fire department will be gearing up for the start of school and hopefully getting back into the classrooms to talk fire safety.

He also reminds the GFD, as well as the public, are getting prepared for what is often the height of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Chief Stempien reminds the Goldsboro Fire Department is still working on its 1919 LaFrance project, and they’re looking for donations to update the department’s historic fire engine.