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Chief Starnes is best known as one of the charter members and co-founders (& Chief Shawn Oke, Abemarle Fire Department. Retired) of KTF (Kill the Flashover). KTF has over 10,000 followers in over 30 countries world-wide,
He began his career in the fire service in 1978 at Sandy Ridge VFD. He served in most all roles in Sandy Ridge VFD during his career there at Sandy Ridge VFD through 1999. He served as Chief of the Department for 11 years. At the same time he had a long and blessed career at AT&T. He retired in 2013 as a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Corporate Manager after 43 years of dedicated service in AT&T Operations.
God, his family, his passion for the welfare of firefighters and the fire service, and TQM Leadership continues to be his priorities in his life. He currently resides in Kings Mountain, N.C, He now serves on the Board of Directors of KTF and also Oak Grove VFD. His most cherish role is "GrandPaw" to his beautiful and talented grand daughter. He and their Mother (Norma Starnes) are blessed with two children (Andy and Laura, and their spouses) .