According to the National Weather Service, Jackson is under a FLASH FLOOD WARNING. Water levels in the Pearl River are rising and citizens are urged to exercise caution and keep an Emergency Supplies Kit on hand.

SANDBAGS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP ON SATURDAY from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at 4225 Michael Avalon Street, Jackson, MS 39213. Si tu hablas Espanol, el marque aqui.

Carlos Jones, Division Fire Chief

Email

cajones@jacksonms.gov

Phone

601-960-1401

Position

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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