Chattanooga Firefighter Jumaane Lanier Promoted to Lieutenant at Station 16

Chattanooga Firefighter Lt. Jumaane Lanier, left and on right, Chattanooga Fire Chief Phil Hyman.

The Chattanooga Fire Department (CFD) announced the promotion of Jumaane Lanier to lieutenant during a ceremony at Station 16 last week. Lt. Lanier assumed his new role surrounded by family, friends, and fellow firefighters.

Chattanooga Fire Chief Phil Hyman commended Lanier for his growth and development, his strong character, and his motivation at work.

“I’m proud of your success story and how far you’ve come in the department,” Chief Hyman said. “You demonstrate leadership attributes learned from life experiences that are very beneficial to the CFD. There’s great things in your future.”

As outlined by the city of Chattanooga, fire lieutenants play a crucial role in ensuring public safety, including–“supervising and actively participating in firefighting and emergency response operations, ensuring adherence to departmental policies and regulations, operating frontline apparatus, training subordinate personnel, and conducting inspections of essential firefighting equipment and infrastructure.”

Additionally, fire lieutenants may be called upon to assume the duties of a fire captain in their absence.

Chattanooga Fire Station 16, located at 1033 Lupton Drive, has served the community since 1971. It houses Quint 16 and Battalion Chief 3, playing a vital role in protecting the Lupton City, North Chattanooga, Riverview, and South Hixson neighborhoods.