Adam Corn, newly promoted Assistant Chief of Operations for Bluffton Township Fire District, is pinned with his new badge by his wife, Kelli. COURTESY BLUFFTON TOWNSHIP FIRE DISTRICT

In mid-April, Adam Corn, a 17-year veteran of the Bluffton Township Fire District (BTFD), was promoted from Captain to Assistant Chief of Operations. 

He will step into the position vacated by Derek Church, who was previously promoted to Deputy Chief of Administration.

Chief Corn began his public service career with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office in Austin, Texas, in 2000. He next worked for the City of Austin Police Department before transitioning from law enforcement to fire services in March 2006. 

During his tenure with the Bluffton fire district, Corn has worked his way up through the ranks, beginning as a firefighter, advancing to lieutenant, captain, station captain, and now assistant chief. 

“The experience Chief Corn brings to the assistant chief’s position, including both law enforcement and firefighting, is definitely an asset to our organization,” said District Chief Paul Boulware.

“Adam is well-respected by the BTFD family, and I look forward to seeing the contributions he makes and working with him as we continue to build a top-notch organization,” Boulware said. “Our leadership team represents the best of the best, and we continue to attract and develop some of the most exceptional firefighters in the state. Chief Corn’s addition to the team will assist us in that pursuit.”

Chief Corn has also been a paramedic, registered through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, since 2010, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado. He was officially recognized by the Fire District Board at their regular monthly meeting April 18.

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