Fire Chief Tom Jenkins joined
the Rogers Fire Department in 2009. Prior to his
arrival in Arkansas, Tom served as Deputy Chief for
the City of Sand Springs (Oklahoma) Fire Department.
He holds a Bachelors Degree in Fire Protection and
Safety Engineering from Oklahoma State University,
and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from
the University of Oklahoma. Chief Jenkins is a 2006
graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program at
the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
He also became Arkansas's first Chief Fire Officer
Designee from the Commission on Professional
Credentialing in 2010. Chief Jenkins serves on the
Industrial Advisory Board for Oklahoma State
University's Fire Protection and Safety Program and also serves as an
adjunct professor for Oklahoma State University and
Northwest Arkansas Community College.
Bryan Hinds -
Deputy Chief - Training and Special Operations
Deputy Fire Chief Bryan Hinds joined the Rogers Fire
Department in 1997. Chief Hinds promoted to
Captain in 2002 and Battalion Chief in 2007.
Chief Hinds previously served RFD as the Citywide
Tour Commander for B-Platoon. He holds a
Bachelors Degree in Fire Science Administration from
Waldorf College and an Associates Degree of Applied
Science in Paramedicine. Chief Hinds is a
current participate in the Executive Fire Officer
Program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg,
Maryland. In 2013, Chief Hinds received the
Chief Fire Officer designation from the Center for
Public Safety Excellence.
Calvin "Eddie" Thompson -
Battalion Chief - A Platoon
Battalion Chief Eddie Thompson
has been with the Rogers Fire Department since July
of 1992. Prior to his employment with the Rogers
Fire Department, Chief Thompson was enlisted with
the United States Air Force (Fire Protection
Division). Chief Thompson started his career as a
firefighter and steadily moved up through the ranks,
promoting to Captain in July of 1997 and Battalion
Chief in September of 2002. Chief Thompson
currently serves as a Citywide Tour Commander
assigned to "A" Platoon.
Cliff Thompson - Battalion
Chief - B Platoon
Battalion Chief Cliff Thompson joined the Rogers
Fire Department in 1997. Chief Thompson became a
certified paramedic in 2000 and promoted to Captain
in 2002. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Fire Service
Administration and Prevention Technology from
Western Illinois University in conjunction with the
National Fire Academy. Chief Thompson is a graduate
of the Arkansas Chief Fire Officer Program. Chief
Thompson was recognized as a Fire Officer Designee
from the Commission on Professional Credentialing in
2010. Chief Thompson served as a validation
committee member for the textbook titled
Structural Firefighting: Truck Company Skills and
Tactics 2nd Edition published by the International
Fire Service Training Association. Chief Thompson
also served as President of the Arkansas State
Firefighters Association – Northwest District.
Chief Thompson currently serves as Citywide Tour
Commander assigned to “B” Platoon.
Whitlow - Battalion
Chief - C Platoon
Battalion Chief David Whitlow has
been with the Rogers Fire Department since 1988.
Chief Whitlow was hired as a Firefighter/EMT and has
worked his way up through the ranks. David was an
original member of the Northwest Arkansas Hazardous
Materials Response Team. He promoted to
Captain in 1992 and promoted to Battalion Chief in
2002. Chief Whitlow currently serves as a Citywide
Tour Commander for "C" Platoon.
Travis Hollis - Battalion
Chief - Fire Prevention
Battalion Chief Travis Hollis
started with the Rogers Fire Department in March of
2000. He began his fire service career in 1995 and
promoted to Battalion Chief in 2003. He holds
certifications as a hazardous materials technician,
national registered paramedic, and as a national
Previously he has held the title of President of the
Arkansas Fire Marshal's Association, Arkansas Fire
Code Revision Committee member, and NW Legislative
Representative of the Arkansas Firefighters'
Currently, he is in charge of several programs and
projects such as Center for Public Safety Excellence
(CPSE) Accreditation, Insurance Services Officer
(ISO) Evaluation, National Fire Incident Reporting
System (NFIRS) Management, Mobile Data Terminals,
and Information Technology.
Staff Officers (Training and Fire Prevention
Huntington - Captain - Training Division (EMS
William "Bill" Huntington serves as a Captain
assigned to manage the emergency
medical services component of the fire department. Bill was hired
by the RFD in
1997 and promoted to Captain in 2007. He has previously served as
Hazardous Materials Coordinator for the department and was the first
the Special Operations Team when it was formed in
2010. Bill serves as the
department's representative to various state and regional committees
emergency medical care and trauma.
Chapman - Captain - Training Division
Josh Chapman was hired by the
Rogers Fire Department in February of 2005. Prior to
his employment with RFD, Josh was enlisted in the
United States Marine Crops as a machine gunner and
is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. Josh
promoted to Captain in March of 2011. He currently
serves as a Captain assigned Training Division. Additionally, he
serves on department's Special Operations Team.
Thurman - Captain - Training Division
Captain Dennis Thurman joined the
Rogers Fire Department in March of 2001. Dennis
began his career in February of 1999 with the
Fayetteville Fire Department. He became a paramedic
in 2005, graduating paramedic school as class
valedictorian. Dennis became an associate faculty
member at the Northwest Arkansas Community College
in 2001 teaching both Fire Science and EMS courses
and was named co-coordinator of the Fire Science
program in 2011. From 2009 to 2011, Dennis served as
a field instructor for the Oklahoma State University
Fire Service Training technical rescue programs.
Dennis, a ten-year member of the RFD Special
Operations Team, was appointed Technical Rescue
Coordinator in 2010. He was promoted to the rank of
Captain in June 2011 and was placed in charge of
Truck 5 and Rescue 5. Dennis is currently serving as
a Captain in the Training Division where he was
assigned in August of 2012.
William Rumsey - Captain -
Fire Prevention Division
Bill Rumsey was hired by the
Rogers Fire Department in December of 2004.
Prior to his employment with the RFD, Bill was a
career firefighter with the City of Hutchinson,
Kansas. In 2008, Bill was promoted to the rank
of Captain and assigned to the position of Assistant
Fire Marshal. Bill currently serves in the
Fire Prevention Division and is responsible for fire
inspection, plan review, and fire investigation.