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. 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.

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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