Chair, By-Law Committee
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Brian L. Christmas was born and raised in Sumter, SC. After graduating from Sumter High School he attended Francis Marion College for two Years and then joined the United States Air Force. This is where he was introduced to the fire service. In 1991 he attended fire school at Chanute Air Force Base. He was later stationed at Hurlburt Field Air Base. While serving in the Air Force Brian met and married his wife, Tina. They have three children, Alyssa (Weatherly), Joshua and Ethan Christmas. After four years of service in the Air Force he returned to the Sumter Area and began volunteering for the Sumter Fire Department. In 1997 he became a career firefighter for the Sumter Fire Department.
Brian served on the Board for the South Carolina Chapter of the International Association of Fire Arson Investigators and in 2011 served as President for that association. He has been actively involved with fire investigations since 2002 and is involved with the coordination and teaching of the Basic Arson Program at the SC Fire Academy.
Brian is currently a Division Chief at the Sumter Fire Department, and serves as the County Coordinator for all of the Volunteers at the Sumter Fire Department. He obtained his Associates in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University in 2015, and obtained his Bachelors in Fire Administration from Columbia Southern in 2017.
Brian and his family are members of Pinewood Baptist Church where he is a member of the serving committee, and assist with recreational activities for the youth.