Jeffrey T. Hooper of Chesnee, South Carolina has been named as the Town of Fort Mill’s new fire chief. Chief Hooper will begin October 28. He replaces former Fire Chief Ken Kerber.
The Town of Fort Mill focused their search on finding a fire chief with experience in emergency services and strategic planning. It was also important to find the right person to supervise the completion of a new fire station, officials said.
“We met with a variety of candidates who would be an asset to the Fort Mill Fire Department, but Jeffrey stood out,” said Town Manager Dennis Pieper. “His experience will be invaluable as the town continues to grow. I also want to thank Interim Chief Chapman for the leadership he exhibited during the transition.”
“I am looking forward to tackling the challenges a growing area like Fort Mill presents,” said Jeffrey Hooper. “I have heard great things about the Fort Mill Fire Department and I look forward to joining the team.”