Meet the Chief

Chief Cory D. Moon


Cory D. Moon is the Fire Chief for the City of Birmingham, Alabama. Chief Moon leads the largest Fire Department in the State of Alabama, commanding approximately 700 personnel and 32 Fire Stations with an annual operating budget of $64,000,000. BFRS responds to over 60,000 emergency calls annually. He is ultimately responsible for providing fire suppression, emergency medical, special operations, public education and fire prevention services to over 211,000 citizens.

Chief Moon joined the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service on March 26, 2001 where he rose through the ranks. In a 7-year period, he went from Firefighter / EMT to Fire Chief which is the fastest rise through the ranks in the modern history of Birmingham Fire & Rescue. He has served the department as a Firefighter / EMT, Lieutenant (promoted 2012), Captain (promoted 2015), Battalion Chief (promoted 2017), and now as the Fire Chief (appointed by the Honorable Mayor Randall L. Woodfin October 2019). In these leadership roles, he has served as the Chief of Training and Safety, Battalion Chief in Operations, Department Safety Officer, Technical Rescue Team Leader, and Recruit School Instructor.

Chief Moon has always been well respected by both Firefighters and Officers of the department and has become known for his balanced demeanor and mediation of issues. Chief Moon has been tasked with contingency planning for the 2021 World Games which are scheduled to take place in the City of Birmingham. Under his guidance and leadership, the department is prepared to host the largest sporting event in our City’s history.

Chief Moon has an Associate of Science degree with a Concentration in Fire Science, Bachelor of Science degree with a Concentration in Fire Science, and a Master of Science degree with a Concentration in Emergency Services Management. Throughout his career he has continued his education to enhance his professional knowledge, skills, and abilities. Chief Moon has received 62 Fire Service certifications.

Chief Moon is a native of Birmingham, AL. He has been happily married to Lieutenant Charnessa R. Moon since 12/12/12. This union has produced two beautiful daughters: Brooklyn R. Moon & Cali R. Moon.