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.