ATTENTION JACKSON RESIDENTS: Mayor Lumumba has issued a STAY AT HOME ORDER for the City of Jackson to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, which will take effect Friday, April 3, 2020, at 12:00 am. As a precaution, City Hall and all non-essential city government offices, including our Senior Community Centers and Early Childhood Development Centers will be closed until April 17, 2020. Public gatherings of 10 or more people are strictly prohibited. Restaurants may only operate as take-out, drive-through, or delivery service only. Please continue to exercise proper hygiene and social distancing. Information for more resources may be found here.

Carlos Jones, Division Fire Chief





Division Fire Chief

Jackson Fire DepartmentJFD Command Staff

Carlos Jones, Division Fire Chief

Division Chief Carlos Jones is a 23-year veteran of the Jackson Fire Department. He is a native of Jackson, MS and attended Murrah High School.

In 1991, he entered the U.S. Navy becoming a firefighter during his tenure. He brought an overabundance of experience and critical thinking skills as a military firefighter to the Jackson Fire Department in July of 1997. In 1998, he entered the Fire Technology program at Jackson State University and continued to attain certifications such as Strategic Planning, High-Rise Fire Training, Chemistry of HazMat, and Rope Rescue Operations from agencies such as FEMA and the MS State Fire Academy.

Since then he has excelled in the ranks as a Firefighter II, Relief Driver Operator, Lieutenant, and Captain.

He currently serves as Division Fire Chief of Emergency Services where he manages three districts that include 28 apparatuses, 21 fire stations, and 290 firefighters.

Division Chief Carlos Jones was recognized as one of the 2017 MS Business Journal’s Health Care Heroes and embraces this honor proudly.




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