MT. JULIET, Tenn. - A former Tennessee Titan has been selected as Mt. Juliet's first Fire Chief. Erron Kinney was a tight end for the Titans from 2000 - 2006.
Kinney has extensive firefighting and management experience. He was hired from the Williamson County Emergency Management Agency in Franklin where he's serving as Fire and Rescue Services Coordinator. He previously served as Captain for a fire department in Charleston, South Carolina, and as a firefighter in Brentwood.
In 2004, Kinney was appointed by Governor Phil Bredesen to a seven-year term with the Tennessee State Firefighting Commission.
Kinney will be responsible for building the new department from the ground up, starting with one fire station that's currently under construction off Belinda Parkway.
"I know that Erron Kinney's exceptional qualifications and experience make him the best fit for our city," said Mt. Juliet Public Safety Director Andy Garrett.
It was expected that Kinney would assume his duties as Fire Chief within the coming weeks.
Garrett also announced James Luffman, who is currently a firefighter with the Wilson County Emergency Management Agency has been selected as Captain. Luffman is a resident of Mt. Juliet. His start date was pending final budget approvals.