Stoney Bowles, Deputy Fire Chief, began his fire service career in 1984 with Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services. Stoney progressed through the ranks to include Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Division Chief of Training and Battalion Chief. After 30 years with Cobb County, Stoney retired and was appointed Fire Chief of Covington Fire Department from March 2015 through June 30, 2018. Stoney the served as the Health and Safety Officer for Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services from August 2018 until March of 2020 when he was appointed as Deputy Chief of Operations for Hall County Fire Services. Chief Bowles has a Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership. Stoney and his wife of 37 years, Sheri, have two married adult children and no grandchildren at this time.