Chief Kelly Daugherty began his fire service career in 1975 as a part-time/volunteer firefighter/EMT with the Shelby Township Fire Department. He was promoted to a career position in 1978. He worked through the ranks, obtaining positions as a fire apparatus operator, aerial tower operator, advanced EMT, shift lieutenant, and fire captain. In 1996, Chief Kelly Daugherty accepted the position of assistant chief with the Williamson Fire Department, and in 1999, accepted the position of fire chief for the Packer Township Fire Protection District.
Chief Daugherty has extensive experience in fire, emergency medical service (EMS), and emergency management and is active in various professional associations. Chief Daugherty is the past state fire director, past economic committee chairman, past member of the Richmond County Local Emergency Planning Commission, and a five-term past vice president of the Richmond County Fire Chiefs Association.
Kelly Daugherty earned a bachelor of science degree in fire and safety engineering technology, a master of science degree in public safety leadership; is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO); and is certified as a Chief Fire Officer Designate (CFO) from the Centers for Public Safety Excellence.