Chief Pitts has worked in the fire service in Laclede County since January, 2002. He started with the Sleeper/Stoutland Fire Department as a junior fire fighter, and worked his way up, filling the positions of Fire Fighter, Engineer, Lieutenant, and Captain. In January of 2010, Chief Pitts was hand selected by the former Fire Chief Dustin Britzman to help lead the Lebanon Rural Fire Protection District as Deputy Chief. Then, in August of 2015, Chief Pitts was hired as the Fire Chief of the District. During these years, Chief Pitts also served as the Assistant Emergency Management Director for the Laclede County Office of Emergency Management.