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Born and raised in Boiling Springs, S.C., Tommy joined the fire service in 1979 as a volunteer for the North Spartanburg Fire Department. He served there until he joined the U.S. Navy where he then served as a corpsman for the U.S. Marine Corps stationed at Navy Hospital Charleston. While in Charleston he obtained his Paramedic certification and volunteered with Caromi Fire Department and South Berkeley EMS.
After returning home from the Navy, Tommy began working for Greenville County EMS and eventually found his way back to North Spartanburg Fire Department as a career firefighter/paramedic. He also served as Chief of Awendaw Fire Department in Charleston County. Chief Norris currently serves as Chief of the Poplar Springs Fire Department in Spartanburg County.
Tommy is the son of Bill and Emma Deane Norris and he is married to Donna. He and Donna have one son, Matt and a daughter-in-law, Chelsey. Matt currently serves in the U.S. Air Force and is stationed in Witchita Falls, TX.