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Family members look on as Brian Causey takes the oath to become Randleman’s Fire Department Chief on Tuesday at the monthly board of aldermen meeting.     JD Walker/Randolph Hub

Randleman welcomes new fire chief back home

RANDLEMAN — Brian Causey was officially sworn in as chief of the Randleman fire department on Tuesday, April 2. He took up the position on March 18.


In an interview after the swearing-in ceremony Causey, a Randleman native, said, “I am blessed to be able to come back to where my career started.”


Causey will oversee a staff of 20 full-time employees and 15 part-time employees along with many volunteer firefighters, according to the city’s website. The department staffs two fire stations with three engines, two tankers, one ladder, two squads, one rescue, one air unit and one reserve engine. The fire district encompasses 36 square miles that includes both city and county area, serving approximately 11,000 citizens.


According to the N.C. Association of Fire Chiefs website, Causey entered a career in the fire service in 1990 with the Sophia Fire Department when that department was still a free-standing operation. Randleman and Sophia fire departments merged in 2014.


Causey said that even as a child, he was interested in the activities of the local fire department.


“I was a fire truck chaser,” he said. “I used to make my Mama run the fire trucks down.


After high school, Causey became a full-time firefighter with the Randleman Fire Department. He has worked his way up through the ranks in several area fire department and most recently served as deputy fire chief for Franklinville before returning to the Randleman Fire Department.


Causey said he is still getting settled into his new position. He said he has no immediate changes planned. 


“Protecting the city is going to be my number one job,” he said.


Causey holds an AAS in Fire Protection Technology from Guilford Technical Community College. He also holds numerous state and federal certifications in fire and rescue, inspections, investigations and emergency management.


​He is a past president of Piedmont NC Firefighters. In addition, Causey has served his state and local community on several boards and committees, including, Hospice of Randolph County, Randleman High School Booster President, Guilford County Fire and Rescue Council, United Way of Greater High Point, NC IAAI Fire Service Representative, NC Community College State Fire and Rescue Advisory Council, Randolph Community College Advisory Council, Randolph County Safe Kids, and Fire Safety for Kids Inc. of Randolph County.