Greetings!  My name is Dave Brown and I am the Chief of the Mapaville Fire Protection District.  I was hired by the District’s Board of Directors in November of 2018 to serve as the first full-time paid Chief of the District.  I am deeply honored and humbled to serve you and all that pass through our District throughout the day.


I started my fire service career here at Mapaville in 1998, however my roots to Mapaville date back to my childhood when my father, Andrew, served here as a Captain in the mid to late 1980s.  After a short hiatus from the fire service, I joined the Hematite Fire Protection District as a volunteer in 2005 and rose through the ranks to part-time Captain.  In 2006, I was honored to be hired by the Goldman Fire Protection District as a full-time Firefighter/EMT.  I served the Jefferson County Homeland Security Emergency Response (HAZMAT) Team from 2007 until 2022, reaching the rank of Deputy Chief.  I hold an Associate of Science degree in Fire Science and a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Service Administration as well as state certifications in Firefighter 1 & 2, Fire Officer 2, Hazardous Materials Technician, Fire Investigator, Fire Inspector, and Fire Service Instructor 2. 


I place a great amount of value in serving and doing what is right for the Mapaville and Jefferson County communities.  I urge all of my staff members to become involved in their communities and to pursue any avenue which will allow them to further grow and enhance the services they provide.