Collierville Fire Dept. names first African-American battalion chief

Collierville Fire Dept. names first African-American battalion chief

COLLIERVILLE, TN (WMC) - Collierville Fire Department has named its first African-American battalion chief.

Lieutenant Rickey Walker will officially take the role Oct. 29. He is a Collierville native who graduated from the University of Memphis.

As a battalion chief, Walker will work a 24-hour shift and manage five firehouses.

This includes coordinating fire, emergency medical, hazardous material, and rescue responses, as well as supervising fire lieutenants.

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