Fire Chief Bryan Bodford
Bryan BodfordFire Chief
- Newland Volunteer Fire Department
- Years in fire Service:
- Joined Station on:
7101 - Bryan Bodford
Position: NVFD Fire Chief
Civilian Occupation: Auto Technician for Thompson's Auto
Bryan has a 14 year old son named Hunter Bodford.
26 years experience in the fire service
County Line Firefighter of the year 2004
Cornatzer-Dublin Firefighter of the year 2008
Inducted into the Davie County Hall of Fame 2010
Fire Department Career:
County Line Volunteer Fire Department 1991 to 2006
Cornatzer-Dulin Volunteer Fire Department 2006 to 2011
Newland Volunteer Fire Department 2013 to present
Bryan enjoys helping and giving back to the community. His family had a chimney fire when he was 12 years old, and the fire department was there for them.
Bryan started his career as the first junior firefighter in County Line's history at age 16. He progressed through the ranks until reaching Assistant Chief, and held that position for 7 years. He then relocated within the county to provide a better school for his son. He was then elected the Chief of Davie County Air Truck/Team for 5 years. He relinquished that position after five years, due to taking the position of Fire Chief of the Cornatzer-Dublin Volunteer Fire Department. He relocated to in 2011 after his mother passed away. Bryan joined Newland Volunteer Fire Department in February of 2014. His exact words were, "I just couldn't stay away from the fire service." "It's in my blood". Bryan spent two years as Newland Volunteer Fire Department's Deputy Chief, and was elected as the department's Fire Chief in 2017.
Bryan, thank you for dedication to this department, your family, town, county, state, and country. Thank you for your service.