Lexington Fire Department's Shift Commanders play significant roles in achieving the command and operational mission of the department. Each assistant chief coordinates one of the administrative divisions and manages one platoon in the operations division.
Commander Tyler L. Forrest
Tyler L. Forrest has been employed with the Lexington Fire Department since 2019. He joined the Department after serving through the ranks since 2003 with the City of Salisbury as a firefighter, captain, training officer, and battalion chief. Tyler has an Associate's in Applied Science degree from Forsyth Technical Community College in Fire Protection Technology, a Bachelor of Arts in Emergency Management & Health Policy from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a Master of Arts in Emergency Management & Homeland Security from Arizona State University. Tyler operates a cattle and hay farm in central Davidson County during his spare time where he resides with his wife and son. Tyler is the Fire Shift Commander in charge of the Training Division.
Commander Jon-David Everhart
JD Everhart has been employed with the Lexington Fire Department since 2002. He has held the positions of firefighter, fire company engineer and fire marshal. He was promoted to fire shift commander in 2018. JD is a Level III Fire and Life Safety Educator, Level III Fire Prevention Inspector, Certified Fire Investigator and is currently pursuing his BS in Fire and Emergency Services Administration. He has completed his Associate Applied Science Degree in Fire Protection Technology. He is also a member of the NC Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators. JD is the Fire Shift Commander in charge of the Human Services Division.
Commander Jeff Worley
Jeff Worley has been employed with the Lexington Fire Department since 1986. He has served through the ranks as firefighter, engineer, company officer and shift commander. Jeff has an Associate's Applied Science degree from Davidson County Community College in Fire Protection Technology. Jeff is the Fire Shift Commander in charge of the Logistics Division.