serves as Battalion Chief of Business Services and reports to the Assistant Chief – Administration. Her certifications include NR Paramedic, NPQ II Firefighter, Marine Rescue Diver, Haz-Mat Technician, and Educator/ Instructor in multiple disciplines. As Business Services Chief, she oversees EMS Administration, EMS billing, Field Training programs, and Procurement; she also serves as EMS Director to the State Office of EMS and a liaison to fleet maintenance. Christie is responsible for preparing the EMS budget and monitoring revenue, obtaining reports and statistics, improving quality and quality assurance, vehicle specifications, and maintaining EMS and Fire reporting software programs. Christie represents Hall County Fire Services at the local and state level for EMS and has a strong desire to make Hall County the leading agency in Georgia.
Chief Grice began her career with Hall County Fire Services in 1998 where she has since served in every rank from firefighter to Battalion Chief. Early in her career, she found a passion to teach others and has obtained her fire and EMS educator certifications. While serving almost five years as a Lieutenant at the Training Division, her students maintained a 100% pass rate for National Registry EMT. This success helped Hall County rank as one of the top agencies in Georgia for EMS education. She also taught at Lanier Technical College and trained many EMS providers in North Georgia as an adjunct instructor; moreover, she worked for a well-known Cardiologist obtaining new information that she passed along to improve knowledge and skill. Occasionally, Christie will rekindle her passion by working on an ambulance during holidays and weekends or by working on the Marine Rescue boat during the summer.
Christie is married to Tim Grice, and together they have six children- including two sets of twins. She enjoys SCUBA diving with her husband, working out, dancing, and swimming. In 2000, Christie obtained her diploma in Paramedicine and continued her education in Fire Science; she has an Associates of Science degree in Business from Columbia Southern with plans to pursue her Bachelors of Science in Business. Christie, an active charter member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, is also a graduate of the GEMSA Directors and Leadership program, which is sponsored by Georgia Trauma Commission, Department of Health, and Georgia Southern University.