GTCC names Joel Davis fire protection technology program director

Published on: October 26, 2022
Joel Davis is the director of fire protection technology.
Joel Davis is the director of fire protection technology.

JAMESTOWN, N.C. (Oct. 26, 2022) Joel Davis, who has led firefighting academies and provided North Carolina state firefighter certification for more than a decade, has been named the program director of fire protection technology for Guilford Technical Community College.

 "GTCC is very fortunate to have Joel as our new program director," said Jeremy Bennett, associate vice president for instruction for GTCC. "He brings a great deal of fire service experience and knowledge to our students. That experience, combined with his K-12 experience, will allow us to educate and train all types of perspective students; from those in high school to the most seasoned veteran. We are proud to have Joel join our team."

In his new position, Davis will oversee program development and management, budget development and management, maintain programmatic accreditation and external partnerships, and provide operational supervision to full- and part-time faculty and staff in the department. Davis will also be a member of the full-time faculty and maintain a teaching load.

"I am excited for the opportunity to bring my years of experience in the fire service to build a strong and successful fire protection technology program to develop the next generation of fire service leaders," Davis said. "I want the GTCC program to be the first program that comes to mind when the fire service talks about a fire protection technology degree program."

Davis comes to GTCC from the Alamance Burlington School System where he spent six years as the fire academy chief at Graham High School. Prior to that he was the fire academy instructor at Alamance Community College.

He received a Bachelor of Science in fire science from Columbia Southern University, graduating summa cum laude. He is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration in emergency services management, also at Columbia Southern.

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