Deputy Chief of Operations - Danny Rackley
Danny Rackley began his career with the Marietta Fire Department in 1982. He spent the first five years of his career as a firefighter/emergency medical technician before being promoted to firefighter engineer. His service as fire officer began in 1989 as he served as acting captain in suppression until his formal promotion later that year. With that promotion, Rackley's realm of responsibilities expanded to include code enforcement, investigations and public education. In 1993, his promotion to fire commander widened his scope to include work in Marietta Fire's training division. There, he supervised fire, recruit and fitness training, and developed and administered promotional exams.
In 1997, Commander Rackley returned to the prevention division as assistant fire marshal. He served three years in that role, supervising code enforcement, public education and investigations, and managing that division's resources and activities. With his vast experience in fire prevention, Racley was appointed fire marshal and was promoted to assistant chief. He held this position until 2001 when he was promoted to deputy chief.
Deputy chief Rackley holds several certifications including EMT since 1983, Georgia smoke diver (1986) and sworn police officer (1991). He is a fire service instructor, hazardous materials technician-operations level and fitness coordinator, ARA Human Factors, 1995. Deputy chief Rackley has also received several notable awards including a proclamation of valor from the Governor of Georgia as well as a valor award from the Georgia State Firefighters Association.
In 1996, Rackley received an associate's degree of applied science in fire science technology. Three years later he attended Shorter College and obtained a bachelor's degree in management.