Charles Gordon

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Charles Gordon Jr (born c. 1962) was Chief of the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service, appointed by Mayor William Bell to succeed Ivor Brooks on September 3, 2014.

Gordon joined the department on January 3, 1989 and was assigned to Station No. 13 in North Birmingham. He was promoted to Battalion Chief in 2000 and to Assistant Chief in November 2012.

Gordon stepped down on December 28, 2018 and was succeeded by interim chief John Whitmer

Preceded by:
Ivor Brooks
Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service Chief
Succeeded by:
John Whitmer


  • Robinson, Carol (September 3, 2014) "New chief appointed for Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service." The Birmingham News