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The MBFD protects 13 square miles of residential and commercial establishments from three strategically positioned fire stations. For directions, click on each station's address.

Station 1 & Fire Administration
102 Tibbett Street, Mountain Brook, AL 35213

Station 2
3785 Locksley Drive, Mountain Brook, AL 35223

Station 3
4277 Old Leeds, Mountain Brook, AL 35213

Our driving force and most valuable resource is a dedicated group of sixty-three highly trained fire and emergency medical personnel who function on a continuous schedule of twenty-four hours a day, three-hundred-sixty-five days a year. Operations are currently commanded by Battalion Chiefs Tim Wooten, Roger Whitehead, and Patrick Dean.

Patrick S. Dean, Battalion Chief
"C" Shift Battalion Commander

Battalion Chief Patrick Dean has worked for more than 24 years in the field of Emergency Services and has garnered experience in all areas of the discipline. He has worked in both the private and public sectors as a paramedic, flight medic and firefighter. Chief Dean has been serving the City of Mountain Brook since 1997 and has progressively worked his way up the ranks from Firefighter, Apparatus Operator (2006), Lieutenant (2007), and Battalion Chief (2016). 

Chief Dean received his paramedic training from Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, AL (1992) and earned his Firefighter I/II certification from the Pell City Fire Academy in Pell City, AL (1996). He was awarded a Bachelorís of Science degree in Public Safety Administration from Athens State University (2000) and has continued his pursuit of knowledge by obtaining numerous certifications through the Alabama Fire College (AFC), the Personnel Board of Jefferson County (PBJC), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

Born and raised in Cullman, AL, Chief Dean is a 1990 graduate of Cullman High School. He currently resides in Kimberly, AL, with his wife (Jennifer) and three children (Jacob, Emma and Jackson).

Tim Wooten, Battalion Chief
"B" Shift Battalion Commander

Chief Tim Wooten began his career in the fire service in 1992. In 1998 he had the opportunity to join the ranks of the Mountain Brook Fire Department, serving in the capacity of firefighter/paramedic. He was promoted to apparatus operator in 2003, lieutenant in 2006 and to battalion chief in 2010. 

Tim completed his paramedic training in 1990 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and holds many certifications in various fire and EMS related training from the Alabama Fire College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He is currently working towards completing his degree in fire science from Columbia Southern University in Orange Beach, Alabama.

Tim is a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, Alabama. He currently lives in Mount Olive with with wife Anne and their children Cole, Allyson, and Aylssa.

Tim's hobbies and activities include hunting, fishing, and youth sports with his children.

J. Roger Whitehead, Battalion Chief
"A" Shift Battalion Commander

Chief Roger Whitehead started his career with Mountain Brook Fire Department in 1989. He has recently been promoted to Battalion Chief after serving numerous years as a Fire Lieutenant.Chief Whitehead says, "This (Battalion Chief) is the dream job for me and the rank I have worked to attain."

He has an Associate's degree in Fire Science from Jeff State and is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree from Columbia Southern University. Chief Whitehead also has an Alabama Homebuilders License and enjoys building projects when not on shift.

He is married to Christie and they have two children: Miranda and Logan. Logan is following in his dad's footsteps and is currently a Firefighter at Rocky Ridge Fire Department.

Fun facts: Chief Whitehead likes Will Ferrell movies, candy canes, candy corn and ketchup. He also has lived in Gulf Shores, AL for 10 years.