Eric Grizzard will take the helm of the Germantown Fire Department as its new chief effective July 1. Grizzard is presently the department’s assistant chief of operations and joined GFD in 2005 after working for Ambulance Services Inc., Horn Lake Emergency Medical Services, and the Southaven Fire Department. He also served as an adjunct EMS instructor at Southwest Community College for 12 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in fire science as well as 30 certifications including Municipal Management Academy Level III and Fire Officer IV. He also served as the Region 8 President for the West TN EMS Directors Association and the Committee Chair for Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Swift Water Credentialing Committee.