Division Fire Chief
Michael McCelleis, Division Fire Chief
Michael McCelleis is a Division Chief in the Emergency Services Division. Chief McCelleis is a Jackson native and a graduate of Murrah High School 1991. In August of 1992 Chief McCelleis joined the U. S. Army. Chief McCelleis attended basic training in Fort Jackson, SC. and completed advance individual training at Fort Gordon, Ga. Chief McCelleis was then stationed at Ft. Huachuca, Az for the duration of his enlistment until February of 1995. Upon returning to Jackson, MS., Chief McCelleis attended Hinds Community College and in 1996 transferred to the University of Southern Mississippi where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in General Studies.
In March of 1998 Chief McCelleis joined the Jackson Fire Department. Upon completion of training, McCelleis’ first duty assignment was at Municipal Fire Station 10. Over the next 24 plus years McCelleis has risen through the ranks and was recently was promoted to his current position of Division Fire Chief. Chief McCelleis had served as Fire Captain for over 10 years. Chief McCelleis hopes to continue to serve the community and our firefighters for years to come.
Chief McCelleis is married to Nikki McCelleis, CEO of United Way of Capital Area. They have two children, Nicholas: a sophomore at Alcorn State University and Malia an eighth grader at Northwest Rankin Middle School.