Eric Gamble

Division Chief of Fire Investigations
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Eric Gamble was appointed to Fire Marshal of the Lawrence Fire Department August 1, 2016 by Chief Dino Batalis. As Fire Marshal, he is responsible for inspecting and maintaining code compliance for approximately 1,300 businesses and occupancies within the City of Lawrence. He also reviews code compliance issues and plans for new businesses and structures. Eric is also responsible for managing LFD’s Fire Investigation Division.

Eric began his career in February 1999 and has continued to obtain certifications as a Hazardous Materials Technician, Fire Officer II, Instructor II, Inspection and Investigations. He was promoted to Lieutenant in October 2006 and he served as Training Chief from 2013-2016.

In his 24 years of service, he has served on many specialty teams for events such as the Super Bowl, NCAA tournaments, Big Ten events, Brickyard, Indy 500, as well as Colts and Pacer games. He is also a nationally recognized and certified CFEI (Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator) and CVFI (Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator). Chief Gamble has completed several classes through the Department of Defense and Department of Energy in order to not only better himself but to better serve the citizens of Lawrence.