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 also currently serve as a Deputy Chief of the Jefferson County Homeland Security Emergency Response (HAZMAT) Team.  I hold state certifications in Firefighter 1 & 2, Hazardous Materials Technician, Fire Investigator and Fire Service Instructor 2.  I am also pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Fire Service Administration.


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.  If I or the staff could be of service to you, please feel free to drop me an email at or call me at 636-937-6302.