Chief Hogan was born in Marietta, GA. A lifelong native of Cobb County, he graduated from McEachern High School in 1981. On February 16, 1983, Chief Hogan began his career in the fire service by becoming a member of the Fulton County Fire Department.
Throughout his career in Fulton County he held positions of Firefighter I and II, Fire Apparatus Operator, Lieutenant, Arson/Fire Investigations and Internal Affairs, Lieutenant, Field Operations, Captain as well as Battalion Chief. In September 2008 Chief Hogan retired from Fulton County and joined the newly formed Johns Creek Fire Department as a Battalion Chief on October 7, 2008. In October, of 2010 Chief Hogan was appointed the Deputy Fire Chief of Field Operations, and on February 16, 2011 Chief Hogan was appointed as Fire Chief of the Johns Creek Fire Department.
Chief Hogan has been a firefighter for over 32 years in Fulton County. During his career he has earned an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University. Hogan is also a State mandated Peace Officer, State Certified Arson Investigator, Emergency Medical Technician as well many other certifications. Other awards of interest include, Iron Worker Award, Fulton County Fire Department, 2004, Firefighter of the Year, Fulton County Fire Department, 2006, Meritorious Service Award (Life Saving) 2008 South Cobb Jaycees.
In August, 2011, Chief Hogan was designated a Chief Fire Officer by The Commission on Professional Credentialing. Currently there are less than 1100 Chief Fire Officers worldwide. Being a Chief Fire Officer is a great accomplishment as well a dedication to the fire service. The benefits include: demonstrating that an individual has developed a strategy for continued career improvement and development; highlighting the CFO's professional and personal growth and providing an individual source of pride; showcasing superior leadership characteristics; developing a commitment to continuing education, training, and skill proficiency; establishing critical core competencies for personnel who serve in senior officer positions; affirming an organization's dedication to proficiency and the proactive delivery of services to the community; and improving the hiring process by enabling authorities to quickly identify individuals with superior skills, knowledge, and abilities.
Chief Hogan is also a Member of The Institution of Fire Engineers. The MIFireE is also an organization that measures accomplishments in the fire service. The certification criteria are similar to the CFO's academic, fire service and professional qualifications.
Chief Hogan has served as the unified commander of the Professional Golf Association (PGA) golf tournament held in Johns Creek in August 2011. He also served in that same role for the United States Amateur Open golf tournament in August 2014. Both events were viewed by thousands of spectators on the golf course as well as worldwide. Chief Hogan was responsible for developing strategic action plans that ensured the safety and well-being of everyone who watched these events live.
The greatest accomplishment of Chief Hogan’s career was received in April 2015. Hogan was notified by the Insurance Services Office that the fire protection rating for the City of Johns Creek was reduced from its previous rating of a 4/9/10 split to become a Class 2 fire department ultimately saving the citizens of Johns Creek over 6 million dollars in insurance premiums.
Chief Hogan, and his wife Suling (who is a high school teacher in Cobb County) have three children; Tara, Chad, and Taylor. They also have two grandchildren.