Shawn Wanner Named New Charleston Fire Chief

Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin announced today that Shawn Wanner is the next Fire Chief of the Charleston Fire Department.


“I am honored to announce Shawn Wanner as Chief of the Charleston Fire Department. Throughout his 24 years with CFD, Chief Wanner has worked his way through the ranks. He has a great knowledge of this department, this city and her people,” said Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin. “I want to thank Chief Jeff Jackson for his service to the City of Charleston. We wish him the best in his retirement.”


The new Chief joined the Charleston Fire Department in April 1996. Wanner was most recently Assistant Chief.


“I will continue to work diligently to provide the citizens of Charleston with quality fire and EMS service,” said Chief Shawn Wanner.


The Charleston Fire Department also promoted Assistant Chief Chad Jones to Administrative Chief.


A promotions ceremony will take place at a later date due to COVID-19. The media will be informed when that date is set.