Antony R. Farmer '96 MBA, a 25-year veteran of the Winston-Salem Fire Department, was sworn in as the city's new fire chief in December 2008. Farmer oversees the city's 18 fire stations, 316 firefighters and an annual budget of about $25 million.
Previously, Farmer served as a firefighter, engineer, captain, battalion chief and most recently a district fire chief with the department.
In addition to earning his master of business administration degree from Appalachian, Farmer graduated from the North Carolina Institute of Government.
To Protect and Serve: Antony Farmer puts 25 years of service to work as Winston-Salem's new fire chief.