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Salisbury Fire Department promotes Tyler Forrest to battalion chief

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Tyler Forrest

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Fire Department has promoted Capt. Tyler Forrest to battalion chief, according to Fire Chief Bob Parnell.

Forrest began his career with the department as a firefighter in 2003. In 2009, he was promoted to captain and reassigned as the department’s training officer in 2015.

He will be assigned as the shift commander of the “B” Shift.

Forrest is from Lexington and is a graduate of Central Davidson High School. He also holds an associate’s degree in fire protection technology from Forsyth Technical Community College, a bachelor’s degree in emergency management and health policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a master’s degree in emergency management and homeland security from Arizona State University.

He holds state certifications as a Fire Officer III, Life Safety Educator II and Fire and Rescue Instructor III.

In 2015, he completed the N.C. Chief Officers Execute Development Program. He completed the Fire and Rescue Management Institute program at UNC-Charlotte in 2016.

Forrest lives in Lexington with his wife, Meghan, and son, Luke.

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