Bruce joined the OCR Fire and Rescue Department as Deputy Chief in November of 2021, bringing with him 40 years of public service experience. He was first employed by HEMSI as a paramedic where he worked his way into a supervisory position. He made a career change into Fire Protection with the City of Huntsville Fire and Rescue, serving as Chief of Training over all their training requirements and was later promoted to District Chief of Training. He retired from Huntsville Fire and Rescue after 32 years of service. In addition to his many years of experience, Bruce brings with him to the City of Owens Cross Roads numerous certifications from Alabama Fire College and EMS programs.
Bruce grew up in Huntsville where he met and married his sweetheart, Carol, in 1986. They have two adult daughters and one grandson.