Chief Sloat began his career with the Fayetteville Fire Department in April of 2002. He was promoted to Driver in 2006. In June of 2011, Sloat was promoted to Captain where he served as a Company Officer. In September of 2012 Sloat applied for and was selected as an Assistant Fire Marshal. His work as an Assistant Fire Marshal included: building, alarm, and sprinkler plan reviews; code inspections and enforcement; public education; fire origin and cause investigations. He was promoted to Deputy Fire Marshal - Battalion Chief, on August 17, 2015.
Since May of 2004, Sloat has responded with the Fayetteville Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials Response Team as a Technician. Sloat has been a member of the Fayetteville Fire Department’s Honor Guard since February 2003. In 2007 Sloat received the Fayetteville Fire Department’s Distinguished Service Award for his service to the citizens of Fayetteville.