Kannapolis fire chief promoted to division chief
KANNAPOLIS —Chief Tracy Winecoff with the Kannapolis Fire Department has been promoted from battalion chief to division chief of technical services. This position oversees the areas of professional standards and compliance, communications and technology, community outreach and risk reduction.
“I am very excited about the roles and responsibilities associated with this position,” said Winecoff. “I look forward to building on the programs already established in order to help our department meet the needs and expectations of our community.”
Winecoff began his career in emergency services as an explorer with the Rowan County Emergency Services Post 1 at the age of 14. After graduating from South Rowan High School, he transitioned from an explorer to a full-time emergency medical technician with Rowan County EMS, obtaining his paramedic certification from Davidson Community College in 1994.
In 1999, he started his career with the Kannapolis Fire Department as a part-time engineer. In November 2000, he was hired as a full-time engineer and was promoted to captain in 2006. In July 2007, he was promoted to battalion chief.
He is enrolled in the Fire and Rescue Management Institute at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is a member of the N.C. Fire Chiefs Association, the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the N.C. Association of Rescue & EMS. Winecoff is a hazardous materials and rescue technician and a level II fire instructor. He volunteers with the Locke Fire Department and is active in several community organizations.
Winecoff is married and has one son.