Fire Tax District

The Wake County Fire Commission makes formal recommendations to the Wake County Board of Commissioners regarding fire protection and emergency services delivery for the departments that are covered under its purview.

Roles of Fire Commission Members

  • Review and make recommendations on operating budget requests. 
  • Review and make recommendations on CIP budget requests. 
  • Review and support firefighter and volunteer incentive retention and recruitment programs. 
  • Make recommendations to the Wake County Board of Commissioners for continued improvement of the fire protection system.  
  • Review ISO and consultants reports and recommend action for improvement as deemed necessary. 
  • Develop and provide overview of all service district operational regulations and guidelines for the Wake County fire protection service district.


Fire Commission Members

Town of Wendell
Lucius Jones
East Region Alternate
Chris Perry
North Region Primary
Tim Pope
Fire Chief's Association
Todd Wright
North Region Alternate
Ron Early
County Commissioner Rep
Matt Calabria
Chairman/West Region Primary
Keith McGee
County Commissioner Alternate
Maria Cervania
West Region Alternate
David Sasser
Billy Myrick
South Region Primary
Tony Mauldin
Citizen Consumer
Robert Overton
South Region Alternate
Matt Poole
Citizen Consumer
Satish Garimella
Vice Chair – East Region Representative
Brian Staples
Citizen Consumer
​Nancy Anderson
Robert Stagg
Board of Directors Rep Primary
Ed Brinson
Board of Directors Rep Alternate
Brain McFeaters
Cost Share Rep Primary
Mark Matthews
Cost Share Rep Alternative
Brandon Zuidema


Fire Tax District Contacts

Deputy Director - Operations
Responsible for overall management of the Fire Tax District and the liaison between county government, public and nonprofit agencies.
Joseph Vindigni

Logistics Manager
Responsible for providing logistical support to the Fire Tax District.
Roger Davenport