Chief Fenton started his fire service career in 1994 when he became a second-generation firefighter, joining the Hickory Creek Volunteer Fire Department. In January 1998, Fenton began his work for the Fayetteville Fire Department as a firefighter/EMT. Ranks held include Driver/Operator in June 2002 and Captain in January 2006, when he accepted the position of Assistant Fire Marshal. Fenton returned to the line in late 2007 and served as a company officer on Engine 6 before moving to Shift Safety Officer of A-shift. From 2009 to 2020, he served as the company officer of Engine 2. His last company officer position held was on Rescue 1.
Chief Fenton holds an Associate Degree in Fire Science from Northwest Arkansas Community College. He is a founding member of the Fayetteville Fire Department Honor Guard, a Member of Local 2866, and a past treasurer and Company of the Year in 2014 while on Engine 2 A-Shift. Fenton is a certified Arkansas Law Enforcement Officer, serving in Benton County since 2006. He has assisted with several NWA Fire Training Academies. Chief Fenton has served on multiple committees for our Labor Management Team. Most recently a Co-Chair of the Fire Station Design Committee.
Chief Lance Selph B-Shift Battalion 2
I started my career in 1997 as a firefighter/paramedic with the Springdale Fire Dept. I worked with the Kansas City Kansas Fire Dept. as a firefighter/paramedic for a short time before moving back to Fayetteville. I worked at CEMS as a paramedic and then hired on with Fayetteville Fire Dept. in 2003. I’ve worked several positions including firefighter, driver, captain and fire marshal. In addition, I’ve assisted in several NWA fire training academies.
I am excited to begin the next chapter of my career serving the City of Fayetteville as Battalion Chief. Thanks to all those who have mentored and helped me grow throughout each stage. Also, a special thanks to my family for all the support and encouragement.