Dickson Fire Department

Richard Greer



Chief Greer began his career with the Dickson Fire Department in 1990, and  was appointed Fire Chief for the City of Dickson on December 9, 2009 and brings over 25 years of experience to the position.

He previously held the positions of Operations Commander, Lieutenant and Sergeant.  In 2001 he obtained his A.A.S  degree in Fire Science. Chief Greer is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association (TFCA), and the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI). He currently serves on the Fire Science Advisory Board for Volunteer State Community College. 

Through the years, Chief Greer has been actively involved with the youth in the community. He has volunteered time as a coach of various sports. Involvement with the community’s youth is something he holds close to his heart. If you know Chief  Greer, you realize his family is very important to him. He enjoys spending quality time with his wonderful wife Kristen, to whom he has been married for over 22 years. Chief Greer and Kristen have one son, Blake.

Chief Greer is the recipient of the Medal of Valor and the Education Ribbon (Associates Degree).



The highest medal that can be achieved. The medal is red (courage), white (purity), and blue (trust).

The Medal of Valor may be awarded to a member who performs a personal act in a courageous manner, on duty or off, in which the person is placed in a life threatening position to save the life of another while engaged in the mitigation of a fire, medical emergency, rescue, hazardous materials incident or other type of response.



The fourth highest medal that can be achieved.

* Technical Certificate – Light Blue (Achievement)
* Associates Degree – Purple (Wisdom)
* Bachelor’s Degree – Grey (Intelligence)
* Master’s Degree – Navy (Intelligence) White (Purity) and Navy