Charles Gordon named new Birmingham Fire Chief

New Birmingham Fire and Rescue Chief Charles Gordon. (

{}Birmingham has found its new fire chief.

Charles Gordon has been named the new chief of Birmingham Fire and Rescue, replacing the late Ivor Brooks, who died unexpectedly in May. Gordon was one of several assistant fire chiefs who helped fill the void left by Brooks, who had his tenure cut short by a heart attack.

Gordon previously served as an executive staff member in charge of fiscal operations.