Greenwood City Firefighter, Stewart Bryan, has served as the department’s Chief since 2007.

“My dad was a firefighter so I was always interested,” said Bryan. “Everytime the fire phone would go off I wanted to go with my dad. I found out later that my grandfather pretty much started the department back in 1951.”

Stewart attended the fire academy and received his Chief Fire Officer training in Little Rock.

Over time Bryan took courses such as arson investigation and inspector. Then Bryan earned the level of Firefighter II, Driver Operator, Instructor I, Arson Investigation Inspector I, Fire Marshal courses and the Executive Fire Officer Course. “Going through all this training you are always striving for more,”said Bryan.

In 2016 Stewart was elected as the President of the Arkansas Association of Fire Chiefs. Bryan is also a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators and the Arkansas Fire Marshal Association.

Stewart has been married to his wife, Jessica, for 18 years. The Bryan’s have two sons, Benjamin and Joseph.