Fire Command Staff
Deputy Chief Miles Allen - Community Risk Reduction & Training
Miles Allen is a 33-year fire and emergency services professional. He is a retired 21-year military veteran of the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserves. While in the Air Force, Miles was worldwide deployable during campaigns such as Enduring Freedom, Operation Southern Watch, and Desert Shield just to name a few. He is highly decorated receiving several Air Force Achievement Medals, Air Force Commendations, and the Air Force Expeditionary Medal. Miles has been employed with the Department of Defense as a civilian firefighter at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, then later transitioning to working with the nation’s largest defense contractor, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Marietta, Ga for 18 years.
There he started as a Captain in Operations, then was promoted to Assistant Chief of Operations, and later moved to Assistant Chief of Prevention and Life Safety. Miles has been a resident of Douglas County for over 20 years. He has been married to his wife Michelle for 20 years, and they raise their four children; Miles is an avid sports fan and enjoys family time.
Miles has a significant background in fire department leadership, military leadership, and corporate leadership. He is trained and knowledgeable in the various facets of Emergency Management and Fire and Emergency Services.
Miles' personal pursuit of higher education is to become a more knowledgeable practitioner. Miles' educational background includes a Bachelor of Science (Cum Laude) in Fire Science and a Master of Science in Emergency Services Management both from Columbia Southern University. And currently, Miles is enrolled in the Doctoral program at Saint Leo University, where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in criminal justice with a specialization in Homeland Security.
Miles' professional certifications include the following: National Professional Qualifications (NPQ) FF 1 & 2, Airport Firefighter, Driver/Operator of Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Apparatus, Incident Safety Officer, Health and Safety Officer, Fire Officer IV, Fire Inspector III, and Fire Investigator. International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Fire Instructor III, Driver/Operator Mobile Water Supply, Hazardous Materials Operations, Airport Firefighter, and Driver/Operator Pumper & ARFF. Miles is a National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, EMT-Intermediate & Georgia Registered EMT.
Miles also has professional affiliations with; the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), the International Association of Arson Investigation (IAAI), member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and a member of the Public Safety Advisory Board with Saint Leo University.
Miles is excited and ready to serve the citizens of Douglas County and make decisions that will positively impact the culture, morale, and effectiveness of the Douglas County Fire Department.
Deputy Chief Pablo Lugo - Operations
Pablo Lugo is a 29-year fire and emergency services veteran. He joined the Douglas County Fire Department in 1992 as an emergency medical technician. For the last several years he has led the training department. He also helps oversee the daily administration of the department and helps plan for its future.
He presents programs on Fire and EMS initial education, Fire and EMS continuing education. These classes include leadership, instructor development, officer development, fire ground tactics, incident command, and firefighter safety and survival.
His father and mother instilled in him the importance of formal and informal education and how it benefits a person professionally and personally. He has acquired several degrees. He holds an associate degree in Information Technology from West Central College. He also acquired a bachelor’s degree in Science from the University of Miami (FL) and a master’s degree in Science from the University of West Georgia.
He holds several National Proficiency Qualifications certifications including Fire Fighter 1, Fire Fighter 2, Fire Officer 1, Fire Officer, Fire Officer 3, Fire Officer 4, Instructor 1, Instructor 2, Arson Investigator, Hazmat Awareness, Hazmat Operations, Georgia State Evaluator, Structural Fire Control instructor
In the field of emergency medical services, Pablo is a Georgia State Certified Paramedic, Georgia Certified Paramedic Instructor, CPR instructor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor, Prehospital Trauma Life Support instructor, and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Instructor
He is currently a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC).
EMS Chief Stacie Farmer- Emergency Medical Services
EMS Chief Stacie Farmer began her career with Douglas County Fire/EMS Department 23 years ago. She believes “our personnel are our most valuable asset” and says, “I genuinely care about their wellbeing.”
Stacie currently holds an Associate degree in Applied Sciences and is completing her B.A.S. degree in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Diversity and Inclusion.
She has served in many capacities during her tenure including Paramedic, Sergeant, and Training Lieutenant. Her credentials include NPQ F.O. I-IV, NPQ Evaluator, Structural Fire Control Instructor, NPQ Hazmat Operations, NPQ Public Safety Educator, GEMA Crash Victim Extrication, Certified SCBA Repair Technician, Georgia Stroke Curriculum Instructor, Level III EMS/Paramedic Instructor/Coordinator, AMA Affiliate Faculty, TCCC/TECC Instructor, PHTLS Instructor, EPC Instructor, and Hazmat team member.
Stacie has been married to her husband, Eric for 20 years and is a mother to two children: Haiden and Ben.
EMS Division Goals
1. Ensure patient care meets or exceeds national best practice standards
2. Ensure customer service satisfaction
3. Integrate EMS-related outreach initiatives with CRR programs
4. Evaluate and ensure fiscal responsibility regarding EMS budget items
5. Enhance efficiency in both operations and logistical arenas
6. Increase job satisfaction for EMS personnel