Shane Dobson


Shane Dobson is a Deputy Chief with a large metro Atlanta department and has over 27 years in the fire service beginning in 1992 as a volunteer in the county were he grew up and currently lives. He moved on to a career in firefighting working for the City of Woodstock were he was a firefighter until 1996. At that point, he made the move to his current department where he has held every rank in the department culminating with his current appointment as Deputy Chief over the Operations Division where he supervises in excess of 500 firefighters.

He holds an Associates Degree in Fire Science from West Georgia Technical College, a undergraduate degree in Organizational Management and Leadership (graduating Magna Cum Laude which means “with very great honor”) and has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Reinhardt University. Shane is committed to continual development of oneself and the fire service as a whole.

He believes in being a life long learner and is committed to daily improvement. Shane is married and will be celebrating his 27th anniversary this year. He has three children ages 24, 22, 20. His son is a welder and he is currently in the hiring process at  a large metropolitan department. His two daughters are both attending local colleges pursing careers within the medical community. Shane believes in being uncomfortable (doesn’t mean he likes it!) but that is truly is where growth resides.