Bryan Thornton

Fire & Rescue
Title: Fire Chief
Phone: 256-233-8710
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Fire Chief beside fire truck

Fire Chief Bryan Thornton has served as head of the Athens Fire Department since August of 2015. He began his career with the fire department in 1996 as a firefighter. He has since moved up the ranks serving as a Driver, being promoted to Captain, and then being promoted to Battalion Chief. In 2008, he was promoted to Deputy Chief under now retired Fire Chief Danny Southard. He has served in that position until the retirement last July of Fire Chief Tony Kirk.

Chief Thornton is lifelong resident of Athens and Limestone County. He and his wife Kathy have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

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