Nick Ivey, a Kite resident, has been hired as Emanuel County’s new fire and rescue chief, according to the Emanuel County Board of Commissioners.
Ivey enters the position with six years of experience in nearby Laurens County. He is a Georgia certified fire inspector and specializes in confined space rescue. In addition, he is a 20-year Marine veteran working in communications. He is also a martial arts instructor. His and his wife, Misty, have three children: Ryan, John, and Madeline.
The new chief will join Emanuel County Fire Department next month. In a press release, he expressed his excitement to do so, saying, “I am looking forward to working with the fire chiefs at each of the stations within the county. It will be my honor to serve alongside these fine men and women. I thank everyone for this opportunity.”
The county commission and the county fire service had been discussing the creation of a countywide fire chief role on the record as far back as August 2020. Ivey will join Emanuel County Fire Department on February 1.