Chief Mark Moss started his fire service career in Ridgeland, MS. He graduated at the MS State Fire Academy in 1988 with certifications in NFPA-I-II,III. He started with the Ridgeland Fire Department as a Firefighter/EMT in August of 1988. Ten years later in 1998, Chief Moss joined the MS State Fire Academy as a Staff Instructor and was there for 20 years. During his tenure he worked his way up the ranks to Instructor Advanced and became the coordinator of Special Operations Classes where he taught firefighters all across the country. Chief Moss is also certified as an Executive Fire Officer. After leaving the Fire Academy, Chief Moss was a Health and Safety Manager for a private entity that dealt with emergency response all over the United States. Chief Moss has been married to his wife for 32 years with whom he shares two children, ages 22 and 26.
Patrick D. Wofford
Patrick D. Wofford began his fire service career in 1994 as a member of Walters Volunteer Fire Department in Pelahatchie, MS. Since then, he progressed in the ranks as a volunteer to the position of Chief of Walters Volunteer Fire Dept. Chief Wofford started with Brandon Fire Department as a fire fighter in October of 1998 after completing basic fire fighter class 1001 and EMT basic as a volunteer. Currently, Chief Wofford holds the rank of Battalion Chief with Brandon Fire Department. Prior his fire service career, Chief Wofford completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Mississippi State University. Chief Wofford is a graduate of Mississippi Executive Fire Officer Program and holds professional certifications in fire and emergency management from the Mississippi Fire Academy and National Fire Academy. During Chief Wofford’s career at Brandon, he held the position of Deputy Fire Coordinator with Rankin County Fire Service. Chief Wofford is married with three children, ranging in age from 19 to 10 years of age.
Brian Roberts started his fire service career in 2002 as a fire fighter with the Brandon Fire Department. Since then, he has risen through the ranks to hold the positions of fire apparatus driver-operator, captain and battalion chief. Chief Roberts completed his basic fire fighter class 1001 in 2002 and his EMT certification the following year. With over 2000 hours of specialized training, Chief Roberts has become recognized as an expert in technical areas of structural collapse, high-angle, overland search, and swift water-dive rescue. Chief Roberts is a member of the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security Task Force II with deployments across the state. A native of Pearl, Chief Roberts is married, enjoys spending time with his family and friends and is an avid outdoorsman.
Gary Huhn started with Brandon Fire Department in 2000. He holds professional certifications in fire and emergency service management from the Mississippi Fire Academy, the National Fire Academy, and the Department of Homeland Security. He specializes in technical work in directing fire suppression, fire prevention, fire training, and safety and health activities. He is currently seeking a bachelor’s degree in Fire Service Management. In 2015, Gary was promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief, where he oversees the staffing of all stations, apparatus, and 16 personnel. His duties range from Incident Command System to providing the basic needs of personnel and citizens. When away from the Fire Department, Gary enjoys spending time with his family, working out, and running his business.
Carolyn Palmer started her fire service career in 1999 when hired on as an Administrative Assistant for the then one-year-old Municipal Brandon Fire Department. Her love of Emergency Services came from her background with her father being a volunteer firefighter for over 35 years and meteorologist for the National Weather Service. Carolyn served four years as Administrative Assistant for the fire and police department when it was combined under Emergency Services and then went back to the Fire Department in 2005. Carolyn assisted with organizing the state wide Emergency Services Administrative Professionals group which is a network and educational organization and was Secretary/Treasurer from 2015-2016. She also is a member of the Rankin County Traumatic Incident Support Team which is a support group for our first responders in the county. “Working for the City of Brandon has been extremely rewarding especially being around these fine men and women who love serving the citizens of our City.”