Command Staff

Chief of Staff John L. PetreyPETREY, JL

(334) 625-2985

Chief of Staff John Petrey joined Montgomery Fire/Rescue in August of 1986. Upon completion of his training academy, he was assigned as a suppression firefighter where he rose through the ranks. He was promoted to Assistant Fire Chief in April of 2011, and assigned to the Administrative Division. Chief Petrey was assigned the duties of Chief of Staff in October of 2012. As the Chief of Staff, Chief Petrey assists with the general management of the Fire Department through supervision and evaluation of various departments. Chief Petrey often represents the Department in matters of policy, rules, regulations, and law in the absence of the Fire Chief. Some of the other responsibilities of the Chief of Staff include administration of both city and departmental rules to maintain discipline, development of the department budget, attend and represent at city council meetings, and working with other city departments on both emergency and non-emergency agendas. 

Chief of Staff Petrey is actively involved with several professional organizations at both the state and regional levels. A couple of his favorite quotes are: “Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life”, and “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit”.



Chief of Operations Kenneth Bolling

(334) 625-2250

Chief Bolling is tasked with managing and coordinating the daily operations and functions of the emergency response divisions within Montgomery Fire/Rescue.  This requires ensuring the Fire Suppression and Emergency Medical personnel, as well as the Special Operations Teams, are equipped, trained and prepared to assist our citizens during any emergency they may encounter. 

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