Bio Pierce Womack

1st Vice President

Pierce Womack has almost 20 years of real world experience in emergency services, in 2004 he started his career at the Pickens County E-911 Communications Center answering 911 calls. While in the communications center he began to understand emergency response starts the minute someone picks up the phone to 911 for assistance. Womack continued to further his career in emergency response by becoming a volunteer firefighter for the City of Easley in 2005, where he still serves today.

While volunteering at the City of Easley Fire Department, Pierce was hired full-time by Liberty Fire Department in 2006 to pursue his passion in the fire service.  The Vineyards Fire Department hired Pierce in 2009 as a Captain, his ability to quickly think tactics and his dedicated work ethic made him a perfect fit for this position. As Captain, Pierce submitted his application to attend the SC State Firefighters' Association Leadership Class, he was accepted into the program and graduated in 2014.  While Pierce filled his responsibilities as Captain at the Vineyards FD, he simultaneously took on the position of HazMat Coordinator/Planner through Pickens County Emergency Management. In 2015, Pierce was selected as the Deputy Director of Pickens County Emergency Management, where he continued to serve Pickens County until he accepted his current position of Deputy Director for Greenville County Emergency Management in 2021.

Throughout Pierce’s career, Pierce has continued to exhibit passion and strive to expand his skills, abilities and knowledge in emergency response. He accepted additional responsibilities at the state level as a member of South Carolina Task Force One and the Palmetto Incident Support Team. These teams deploy in support of local first responders for large scale emergencies in and outside of South Carolina.  Womack has been involved with South Carolina Firefighter Mobilization for many years, he was selected as the Region 1 Coordinator in 2020. His leadership and organization was paramount during disaster events including the Pinnacle Mountain Fire and devastating hurricanes.

As a certified communication technician and programmer, Pierce understands the importance of communication during a critical incident. Response begins with interoperable communication, he continues to polish his skillset and stay up to date on the newest communication technology.  In the past several years, Pierce has served on the SC State Firefighters' Association By-Laws Committee and also served as the Communications Committee Chair.   Pierce has used his radio experience to work with local, state and Federal members of government to attempt to implement an improved funding bill to assist SC Emergency Response agencies with increased radio interoperability funding.

In 2023, Pierce was named 3rd Vice President for the SC State Firefighters' Association. While Womack has accomplished many achievements professionally, he will quickly tell you his greatest overall accomplishment is his daughter, Maddie Kate.

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