The Fire Department is led by Chief Jeff Hilton, Assistant Chief Bret Huffstuler and Captain Lee Kilgore. The distinguished department of hard-working firefighters protects the homes and businesses of the residents of Warrior. They are also the first responders to medical emergencies and transport the sick and injured.
Chief Jeff Hilton is married and has 6 children. He began volunteering and working at Concord Fire Department in 1994/1995. In 2000, he went to Birmingham Fire and 2007-present, Hoover Fire Department. Chief Hilton is a 1995 graduate of Oak Grove High School. He graduated from Bessemer Tech’s EMT school in 1995 and paramedic school at UAB in 2000. He began working with Warrior in 2010. During his time as Warrior’s battalion Chief and assistant chief, he helped the department obtain the capability to transport patients. Since then, we have obtained two, 24-hour, in service rescue units and one reserve. He has big plans and we look forward to seeing where he takes Warrior Fire Department.
Chief -Jeff Hilton.
Assistant Chief-Bret Huffstuler.
Bret Huffstutler started volunteering at the warrior fire department in 1993 when he was 17 years old. He was one of the first paid firefighters/paramedics when it became a paid fire department in 1999.
Bret went to the Alabama fire college for paramedic school and finished in 1996 then he finished fire college recruit school in 1997. He is a full time firefighter paramedic at hoover fire department and has been there for 23 years. He has served at warrior at a rank of Lieutenant, captain and now the assistant chief. Bret has been married to misty Huffstutler for 18 years and they have 4 children Hope, Gabe, Ian, and Evie Grace
Captain-Lee Kilgore .
Captain Lee Kilgore is married with 2 children. He is a 1993 graduate of Warrior High School where he was a multi-sport athlete and State Champion Hurdler. He started his career as a volunteer firefighter for the Warrior Fire Department in June of 1996. He worked at the local Movie Gallery while paying his way through EMT school. In 1997 he completed Basic EMT and won firefighter of the year for the City of Warrior. He then began work for Blount EMS and continued his education to become an EMT Paramedic. He was hired by the City of Tuscaloosa Fire Department in August of 1999. While at TFD, he became part of their technical rescue team and helped establish the Surface/swift Water rescue curriculum taught to every student that attends that class at the Alabama Fire college. During his tenure at Tuscaloosa Fire, he was hired as a part-time fire/medic for the City of Warrior. Lee has worked his way through the ranks at WFD and was promoted to Captain this year. Lee worked for Tuscaloosa for 4 ½ before he made the decision to get into RSA. He had a 2 year stint at Pleasant Grove Fire and was hired by the Hoover Fire Department in Aug. 2004. He is currently assigned Truck 11 at Fire St. 6 which also doubles as the Hoover Fire Training Center. While at Hoover he has served as a member and also Vice President of the Employee Action Committee, Vice President of the Hoover Local 4035 union, and employee representative on the accident review board committee. He is a member of the board at the Warrior Boys and Girls Club and has spearheaded many community projects. Lee looks forward to helping with the great progress going on in the department and the city.