Chattanooga native, David Brooks is a Captain for the Chattanooga Fire Department. Captain Brooks has been with the Chattanooga Fire Department since 1996, rising through the ranks while holding a number of vital positions at the department.
Captain Brooks is currently assigned to Station #4 in the heart of East Chattanooga. His previous assignments included Assistant Chief-Fire Marshal and an Assistant Fire Marshal in the Fire Prevention Bureau, and Fire Safety Educator. He is a national and state certified fire inspector and is also a member of the National Fire Protection Association. He serves as an executive board member in several organizations and committees. Captain Brooks serves as the treasurer for the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters(IABPFF) South East Region and is an executive board member of the local chapter of the IABPFF, Brothers United-Chattanooga Chapter. He is a board member of the MLK Weed and Seed, the Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America, and the Department of Justice Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Program. He volunteers much of his time mentoring at several inner city schools and provides career building and life training skills to troubled teenagers. Captain Brooks spends many evenings lecturing to area neighborhood associations, promoting fire safety and awareness. He has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.
Captain Brooks has played an intricate role in and served as a facilitator for the City of Chattanooga Public Safety Education programs. Captain Brooks enjoys mentoring and assisting the elderly and underprivileged in his community. He received the United Way 2007 Volunteer of the Year Award for his invaluable involvement with the local United Way. He also received the 2004 and 2008 Firefighter of the Year Award for his extensive community involvement.