Proclamation of Civil Emergency for winter weather is still in effect as well as a system-wide boil water notice. Several water distribution locations have been set up across the city. Residents can report low/ no water pressure to 3-1-1 or 601-960-1778. For additional updates, visit our news section.


The mask mandate in the City of Jackson and the Sixth Amended Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order remains in effect.

Charles Hughes, Deputy Chief





Deputy Fire Chief - Fire Loss Management

Jackson Fire DepartmentJFD Command Staff

Charles Hughes, Deputy Fire Chief

Deputy Fire Chief Charles Hughes is a 27 year veteran of the Jackson Fire Department.  He is a native of Jackson, MS and attends Jackson Revival Center Church.  During his career with the Jackson Fire Department, he has served the department in the ranks of Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, District Fire Chief and Division Fire Chief of emergency service.

Chief Hughes currently serves as Deputy Fire Chief of the following areas including Fire Loss/Emergency Management, Operation Chief of Fire Safety Education Division, Special Ops, Water Supply Officer, Air Supply Tech, Fire Training and Research Division and Fire Marshall Office.

He has been recognized as the 2011 Division Fire Chief of the year by The 100 Men’s Club.  He has attended Meridian Community College where he majored in Fire Science Technology.  He has also received certificates of training from the National Fire Academy, LSU Fire and Emergency Training, Texas A&M Extension Service, FEMA, Homeland Security, Jackson Police Academy and MS State Fire Academy.

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