Shirley new Coweta County fire marshal
by Sarah Fay Campbell
Blaine Shirley is Coweta County’s new fire marshal.
Shirley became fire marshal following the retirement of Jimmy Gantt at the end of February.
Shirley has worked in the fire marshal’s office since late 2009, and became fire inspector/investigator after Gantt became fire marshal in 2010.
In his position with the fire marshal’s office, Shirley performed duties including annual fire safety inspections, public fire safety presentations, inspections of new construction, new construction plan reviews, and fire investigations.
“I have learned a great deal about this office from having been fortunate enough to work with two previous fire marshals prior to their retirements,” said Shirley. “I look forward to continuing my career with the fire department in this position and I will work hard to maintain the professionalism and integrity that is expected of this office.”
Shirley started his career with the Coweta County Fire Department on May 15, 1987, as a full-time firefighter. He was promoted to captain in 1992, and worked as a shift captain, supervising five to six stations and personnel assigned to those stations.