Karl Ford

Sumter Fire Chief


Sumter Fire Chief Clinton Karl Ford began his career with the Sumter Fire Department in 1982. He was promoted through the ranks of Master Firefighter, Lieutenant and Battalion Chief. In 1999, he was appointed as Assistant Chief. In January 2001, he was appointed Fire Chief of the Sumter Fire Department.


Chief Ford received the American Legion Firefighter of the Year Award in 1992.


Chief Ford is a Sumter Native. He and his wife Vicki have two children and 2 grandchildren.