The Carrollton Tea Party is excited to announce our speakers for May's Monthly Meeting!
The new Fire Chief, Gregg Salmi, and the new Assistant Fire Chief, Ricky Vaughan, will be our speakers on Thursday, May 25, 2017. They will provide an overview of their department, their successes and their challenges and will be available to answer questions as well.
Back to our normal meeting time, the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Please come and eat dinner before the meeting starts (6 p.m.) and get to know other members in addition to showing our support for Nico's who graciously allows us to use their meeting room without charging. The expectation is that our members will eat dinner and support the restaurant!
Please invite friends and neighbors and share on your Facebook! Not only is this a great opportunity to hear what's going on in our city it is a great opportunity to connect with our city leaders!
Meeting Location: Nico's Restaurant, 3065 N Josey Ln, Carrollton, TX 75007
Meeting Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Meeting Time: Dinner on your own at 6 p.m./Meeting starts at 7 p.m.
Gregg Salmi, Fire Chief of Carrollton Fire Rescue
(Excerpt from City of Carrollton Press Release) "After a nationwide search beginning in January, the City of Carrollton appointed Assistant Chief of Operations Gregg Salmi as the Fire Chief of Carrollton Fire Rescue. He will take the department head position the beginning of April after current Chief John Murphy retires.
Salmi is a 31-year veteran of CFR having begun his career in Carrollton in 1986. He was promoted to Assistant Chief in 2007 and has overseen both the Support Services and Operations Divisions over the last decade.
“Carrollton is the only fire department I have ever worked for and it will be the only fire department I will ever work for,” Salmi said. “A major goal I have as fire chief is to ensure that CFR provides exceptional service delivery that exceeds the citizen’s expectations. I believe the future of the department looks very bright. Under Chief Murphy’s leadership, we have built a strong foundation and my goal is to build upon that foundation.”
More than 50 candidates from across the country applied for the position and six finalists were interviewed with two days of various panels with City stakeholders."
Ricky Vaughan, Assistant Fire Chief of Carrollton Fire Rescue
(Excerpt from City of Carrollton Press Release) "The City of Carrollton Fire Rescue has selected Battalion Chief Ricky Vaughan as the new Assistant Chief of Operations. He will assume position beginning April 17, taking the place of Gregg Salmi who was promoted to Fire Chief at the beginning of April, replacing Chief John Murphy who retired at the end of March.
“I am proud and honored to have been selected as the new assistant fire chief,” said Vaughan. “I believe the department is moving in the right direction, and I am excited to be a part of it and help take the organization to the next level.”
Vaughan began his career with Carrollton Fire Rescue in January 1995 as a firefighter, and was promoted to Battalion Chief in 2009. He currently lives in Carrollton with his wife of 20 years, Lisa, and his 11-year-old daughter, Olivia.
Vaughan is a veteran Naval Reservist who retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer after 22 years. He served in Iraq from 2005 to 2006. He holds an Associate of Applied Science in Fire Protection Technology from El Centro College, a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Emergency Management Administration from West Texas A&M University, and is currently working toward a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Disaster and Emergency Management from Sam Houston State University."