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Germantown’s Kneeland named deputy fire chief for county

Shelby County Fire Department Deputy Chief Glen Kneeland

Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr. has appointed Division Chief Glen Kneeland, a 27-year veteran of the Shelby County Fire Department, to be the department’s new Deputy Fire Chief. He’ll start his new duties on Jan. 1 of 2016.
He replaces current Deputy Fire Chief Dale H. Burress who retires Dec. 31.
“Deputy Chief Kneeland has the experience and leadership skills we need for this position. He’ll do a great job as our new Deputy Chief,” said Mayor Luttrell.
Kneeland, who resides in Germantown, began his career with the Shelby County Fire Department in July of 1988. He’s served as Division Chief, Administrative Battalion Chief, and Lieutenant. He was a founding member of the department’s Special Operations Rescue Team and also serves on the 9-1-1 Communications Board.
“Deputy Chief Kneeland is a career firefighter. He was our top choice based on his many certifications, capabilities and dedication to the job.” said Shelby County Fire Chief Alvin Benson.
Kneeland is a certified Emergency Medical Technician, Hazardous Materials Technician, Fire Officer, Fire Instructor and a former member of the Tennessee Task Force One disaster response team.
He attended Southwest Tennessee Community College and graduated from Germantown High School. Kneeland is married and has three daughters.