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Eric Hendrix

Fire Marshal
Eric Hendrix

Eric HendrixEric began his fire service career as a Volunteer Firefighter in 1987 with Ranlo Volunteer Fire & Rescue then graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a BS degree in Fire & Safety Engineering Technology (Concentration – Industrial Risk Management).  He worked 5 years as a Process Safety Engineer with Monsanto Chemical Company in Decatur, Alabama.  He began as a Deputy Fire Marshal with the Gaston County Emergency Management / Fire Marshal’s Office in January 1998 and was promoted to the rank of Assistant EM/FM in 2003.  In 2006 the Emergency Management and Fire Marshal Offices were divided into two separate departments and Eric has served as the Gaston County Fire Marshal since 2006.

Eric has over 30 years of experience in the fire & rescue service and has additionally served as an instructor for Compliance Training Associates, Gaston Community College, and Contractor Education Services.  He currently holds or has held the following:

  • NC State Certified Level III Fire Inspector
  • NC State Certified Fire / Arson Investigator
  • Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (NAFI)
  • NC State Certified Level III Fire & Life Safety Educator
  • NC State Certified Level II Fire Instructor
  • NC State Certified Level II Firefighter
  • NC State Certified Level I Emergency Manager
  • NC State Certified EMT-B
  • NC State Certified Hazmat Technician