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Suppression Command Staff

Bobby Boyd
FIRE-RESCUE CHIEF

Robert M. Boyd, Jr.

Fire-Rescue Chief Robert Boyd joined New Bern Fire-Rescue in 1986 as a volunteer firefighter. Following in his father’s footsteps, he joined the career forces in 1991. Promoted to Captain in 1994, Battalion Chief in 2001, Deputy Chief of Operations in 2003 and Fire-Rescue Chief in 2015. Chief Boyd’s accomplishments and certifications include: BS degree in Organizational Management, Executive Fire Officer (NFA). Chief Fire Officer Designation, Fire Officer I, North Carolina Fire Instructor, Fire Fighter II, Driver Operator, Aerial Operator, NIMS, Emergency Medical Technician, Child Safety Seat Technician, and Level I Fire Inspector.

Responsibilities: Reports directly to the City Manager. Senior Operational Officer and member of City’s Executive Management Team. Performs complex protective service and difficult administrative working directing all activities of the Fire-Rescue Department. Directs and enforces New Bern Fire-Rescue’s policies and procedures. Prepares annual budget and controls budget expenses. Makes periodic evaluations of operational tactics used to improve overall efficiency of the department and ensures compliance with city policies and state/federal regulations. Attends meetings and serves on committees, boards and agencies related to promoting fire prevention. Manages 66 fire personnel, and 2 office assistants. Responds to emergencies as needed and assumes command when appropriate, using established Incident Command procedures. Oversees Training Division to ensure compliance with all standards of accountability, policies, rules, regulations, personnel practices, training, and operational procedures. Evaluates and facilitates positive relationships between division personnel and other agencies. Plans, directs, and evaluates the operation of the fire department. Prepares and maintains appropriate records in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Association (OSHA) and the Department of Insurance (DOI). Develops and recommends training enhancements and equipment procedures. Ensures that the facilities, equipment, and apparatus are maintained in accordance with NFPA standards. Provides fire suppression personnel with the necessary resources needed to meet the changing logistical and technological demands of fire service. Assists with the general planning and administration of fire services. Prepares and maintains appropriate records in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Association (OSHA) and the Department of Insurance (DOI). Develops and recommends training enhancements and equipment procedures. Ensures that the facilities, equipment, and apparatus are maintained in accordance with NFPA standards. Provides fire suppression personnel with the necessary resources needed to meet the changing logistical and technological demands of fire service. Assists Human Resources in all aspects of personnel recruitment: research and development of personnel requirements and job descriptions, policy changes, advertising, agility testing; and promotional process. Handles grievance issues and procedures, and recommends disciplinary actions as required.


BATTALION CHIEF - A SHIFT

Dennis Tyndall

Battalion Chief Tyndall began his career with New Bern Fire-Rescue in 1997 as a Fire Specialist. He earned his promotion to Captain in 2001, and Battalion Chief in 2018. Battalion Chief Tyndall is also a US Navy Veteran, where he served as a firefighter and CBR Operational Defense Specialist.

As a Battalion Chief, his responsibilities are to respond to and manage all emergencies, ensuring safety and accountability. Battalion Chief Tyndall manages battalion activities for “A” Shift. His other duties involve assisting other member of the command staff with projects designed to serve the citizens of New Bern. He also serves as a member of NCTF-10.

Battalion Chief Tyndall’s education and certifications include: BS degree in Fire and Emergency Service Management, Fire Officer II, North Carolina Fire Instructor, Fire Fighter II, Driver Operator, Aerial Operator/ Instructor, NIMS, Emergency Medical Technician, Child Passenger Safety Technician/ Instructor, multiple disciplines in Technical Rescue, and Level I Provisional Fire Inspector.

Battalion Chief Tyndall was awarded Fire Department Employee of the Year in 2001. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and a member of numerous organizations, including Berne Lodge 724, Scottish Rite Masonic Bodies of North Carolina, and Sudan Shriners.

During his off time, Battalion Chief Tyndall enjoys spending time with his wife Lisa and their three pups.


BATTALION CHIEF - B SHIFT

William Smith


BATTALION CHIEF - C SHIFT

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