Zach Botkin, Deputy Chief
Zach has served with the Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services since 2006. In 2010, he received his certification as a Nationally Registered Paramedic. In 2011, he was promoted to Sergeant and soon after was appointed as one of the departments first Field Training Officers. In 2013, he was reassigned to the Training Division where he served as a lead instructor in the Fire Recruit Program, EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic Programs. In 2016, Chief Botkin transitioned back to the Operations Division where he was assigned to the Community Treatment program. In 2018, he was promoted to Captain but soon after was promoted to Battalion Chief in 2019 where he served over the First Battalion on A-Shift. In 2020, Chief Botkin was promoted to Deputy Chief and over the EMS Division. Certifications include: Firefighter I & II, National Registry Paramedic, Fire Officer I, II & III, Fire Instructor I & II, Safety Officer, HazMat Tech, Rope Rescue Tech, Confined Space Tech, Trench Rescue and BLS/ACLS/PALS Instructor. Chief Botkin holds a Bachelor's of Science degree from Columbia Southern University in Emergency Medical Services Administration.