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City hires deputy fire chief

Joseph Vindigni Joseph Vindigni

A fire captain from Rocky Mount has been named deputy fire chief for the Hendersonville Fire Department. He is filling a vacancy created by the retirement of Fire Marshal Robbie Henderson.


Joseph M. Vindigni has more than 11 years of experience with the Fire Department in Rocky Mount, which is about an hour east of Raleigh. During his time there, he worked his way from firefighter to fire captain. As the Community Hazard Analysis Administrator, he created and implemented standard operating guidelines for 150 personnel to follow in relation to risk assessment, safety, and continuous improvement. He also prepared and wrote accreditation documents for the department's second re-accreditation through the Center for Public Safety Excellence.
Vindigni holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from Grand Canyon University and an Associates of Science in Emergency Preparedness Technology from Nash Community College. He is currently enrolled in the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program, where he is in his fourth and final year. He is also a Qualified Fire Instructor, Fire Officer III, Paramedic, and Level III Fire Inspector.
Deputy Chief Vindigni and his wife of 10 years, Alysia, have three children.
"I am excited about the opportunity to work for the Hendersonville Fire Department and assist the department with providing excellent customer service through continuous improvement," he said in a statement.