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James Carpenter  
Title: Assistant Chief of Operations B Shift
Phone: 318-673-6662

Chief Tommy Carpenter current commander shift ‘B’ operations and personnel. In this position he has oversight in the placement of B-shift personnel regarding staffing of fire firefighters and manning of apparatus. Chief Carpenter commands emergency incidents when necessary. He also deals with personnel disciplinary matters when necessary.

Chief Carpenter is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana and is a graduate of Woodlawn High School. He joined the Shreveport Fire Department on July 1, 1974. He has spent his entire career in the Fire Operations Division, working as a Fire Fighter until promoted to Fire Driver in 1983, then promoted to Fire Captain in 1993, then promoted to Battalion Chief in 2003, and Assistant Chief as of January 2009.

Chief Carpenter received all of his Fire Science credits from Georgia Military College taking classes at Barksdale AFB, and his training equivalent to a degree in higher education. 

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City of Shreveport, Louisiana