Staff Bios

  1. Fire Chief Jeff Beaman

    Jeff Beaman

    Fire Chief
    Phone: 615-452-2771

  2. Assistant Chief of Administration Robert Richie, Jr.

    Robert Richie, Jr.

    Assistant Chief of Operations
    Phone: 615-452-2771

    Assistant Chief Robert Richie currently serves as Assistant Chief of Administration. Chief Richie began his fire service career with Gallatin Fire Department in 1993 and has advanced through the ranks serving in several capacities. Prior to joining GFD, Chief Richie gained fire service experience with several volunteer departments in Tennessee and Kentucky.

    Chief Richie has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Science from Eastern Kentucky University, a Master in Public Administration from Tennessee State University, and is a Tennessee licensed Advanced EMT. He is married to his wife Kandi and have four step children.


  3. Mark Hall

    Fire Marshal
    Phone: 615-452-2771

  4. Brittany Button

    Executive Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 615-452-2771

  5. Scott Woodward

    Assistant Chief of Administration
    Phone: 615-452-2771 Ext. 2146

    Battalion Chief Scott Woodward is a lifelong resident of Sumner County. Chief Woodward began his career in the fire service in 2008 and was hired by the Gallatin Fire Department in 2011. As the Battalion Chief of Training, he is responsible for scheduling and implementing training for the fire department, managing the recruit academy, and ensuring standards and objectives continue to be met. Chief Woodward is a nationally registered EMT and a State certified Fire Instructor and Fire Officer. Chief Woodward received his Associates Degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University. He is a founding member of the Gallatin Firefighters Benevolent Association, Relay for Life department representative, and an active community volunteer. Chief Woodward is married to his wife Gindy and together they have two daughters.



  6. Battalion Chief Rodney Pryor

    Rodney Pryor

    Battalion Chief - A Shift
    Phone: 615-452-2771

    Battalion Chief Rodney Pryor was born and raised in Gallatin and has studied at Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Academy, Volunteer State Community College, and Motlow State Community College. He is presently a National Registry EMT and is the Battalion Chief supervising the day-to-day operations of A-shift.



  7. Tyler Racki

    Battalion Chief of Training
    Phone: 615-452-2771 ext. 2148

  8. Ben West

    Battalion Chief - B Shift
    Phone: 615-451-2771

  9. Battalion Chief Mark Jenkins

    Mark Jenkins

    Battalion Chief - C Shift
    Phone: 615-452-2771

    Battalion Chief Mark Jenkins first entered the fire service in 1985. In 1996, Chief Jenkins began his employment with the Gallatin Fire Department where he has served in the capacity of Firefighter, Firefighter Engineer, Lieutenant, Captain, and currently holds the position of Battalion Chief.

    Chief Jenkins is a Tennessee State Certified Fire Instructor I, Fire Officer II, Emergency Medical Responder, and Fire Code Inspector 1. He is presently studying Fire Science at Volunteer State Community College to further his knowledge in the fire service industry. Chief Jenkins is the Battalion Chief supervising the day-to-day operations of C-Shift.