FULTON COUNTY, GA — On Monday, June 14, the City of South Fulton held a special ceremony to honor Chad Jones, a fire service veteran of 25+ years, and welcome him in his new post as the city’s fire chief.
Jones began his new role as fire chief at South Fulton on March 1. With the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs, he serves as chair and co-chair of committees.
In 2018, he was selected as third vice president to the Georgia Fire Chiefs Association. He is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation, and the Metro Atlanta Fire Chiefs Association.
“With his quarter of a century of experience in fire operations and support services, Chief Jones will provide a deep perspective as we enhance our fire safety processes, especially in the adoption of new methods and technology,” said City Manager Tammi Saddler Jones.
A life-long learner, Jones finished the Fire Service Executive Development Institute and is a 2018 graduate of Leadership Atlanta and Harvard’s 2019 Executive Education program. He received a master’s degree in public safety administration from Columbus State University and a bachelor’s degree in fire and emergency services from the University of Florida.
Jones earned his Executive Fire Officer certification from the National Fire Academy. He holds a Fire Chief Certification from the Georgia Fire Chiefs Association and is a credentialed Chief Fire Officer via the Center for Public Safety Excellence. This fall, Jones is set to complete the Harvard Kennedy School’s Public Leadership Credential program.