Fire Marshal's Office

Fire Marshal Glenn Davis

Chief Davis has been a resident of the City of Fort Oglethorpe since 1959. He joined the Post Volunteer Fire Department in 1973 as a Firefighter. Since then, Chief Davis has worked his way through the ranks of Sergeant in 1984, Lieutenant in 1989, Captain in 1990, Battalion chief in 1991, Assistant Chief in 1998 and was hired by the Fort Oglethorpe Fire Rescue in 2000 to become the first full time Fire Marshal. In 2020, he was hired by Catoosa County Fire Department as the first Fire Marshal for the County. Chief Davis has served the citizens of Fort Oglethorpe and Catoosa County for 50 years on March 1, 2023.

Chief Davis is a member of the International Fire Chief Association, Georgia Association of Fire  Chiefs, Northwest Georgia Fire Chiefs Association, International Fire Marshal Association, Georgia Fire Inspectors Association, International Code Council, North Georgia Code Officials Association, National Fire Protection Association, Georgia Fire Fighters Association, Tri-State Mutual Aid Association, and Georgia Mutual Aid Group.

Chief Davis, through his many years in firefighting and fire prevention, has received several awards including: Georgia State Educator of the Year 2009, Fort Oglethorpe Fire Fighter of the Year 1988, Fort Oglethorpe Fire Officer of the Year 1991, East Ridge Valor Award 1994, and North Georgia EMS Life Saver of the Year 1991.

Deputy Fire Marshal Scott McDaniel

Captain Scott McDaniel started his career at Walker County Fire Department in 2006. He moved into the Fire Marshal's Office there in 2014. He then changed departments and went to Ft. Oglethorpe Fire and Rescue until it merged with the Catoosa County Fire Department. After the merger of Fort Oglethorpe and Catoosa County, McDaniel worked as a Lieutenant at Station 3 until  he was offered the Deputy Fire Marshal position with the rank of Captain. Captain McDaniel manages the local Inspections, Investigations, and Fire Education Programs.

Captain Scott McDaniel holds multiple certifications through the National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications such as: Firefighter Level I & II, Fire Officer I, Fire Inspector Level I & II, Fire Instructor Level I , Fire Investigator and Post Certified . He is also a Georgia Licensed Intermediate EMT. 

Fire Investigator/Inspector Chief Drew Tapley (Part Time)

Chief Drew Tapley has been with Catoosa County Fire Department since 2011. He was recently promoted from Captain to Battalion Chief and is currently assigned to A-Shift as the Shift Commander. Chief Tapley also works in the Fire Prevention Bureau as a Fire Inspector/Investigator. Chief Tapley holds an Associate Degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University. He is certified through the National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications as Firefighter Level I & II, Fire Officer Level I & II, Fire Inspector Level I & II, Fire Instructor Level I & II, Fire Investigator, and is a Nationally Registered and Georgia Licensed Advanced EMT. In 2022, he obtained the certification of Georgia Chief Fire Officer through the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs.