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Fire Administration


910 Wisdom Street
Chattanooga, TN 37406 [map]


Adams James C 30381Fire Chief - Chris Adams

The Fire Chief directs the overall operation and direction of the department through the implementation of the department's strategic plan.  The Fire Chief directs the development of plans and objectives to make the department more proactive and progressive are met.  Oversight of the department operations, annual budget, and capital improvement plans fall under this office. The offices of the Executive Deputy/Operations Chief, Administrative Deputy Chief, and the Fire Marshal answer directly to the Fire Chief.


Jacks Randy L 37967Executive Deputy / Operations ChiefRandy Jacks

The Executive Deputy Chief responsible for all Fire Suppression and Emergency Operations duties including: fire operations, hazardous materials, urban search and rescue, technical rescue, and marine fire and rescue operations. The Executive Deputy Chief also oversees the divisions of Fire Training, Logistics and Technology, and Tactical Services.


Matlock William W III 61093Fire Marshal - William Matlock

The Fire Marshal oversees the duties and responsibilities of the Fire Marshal's Office, also known as the Fire Prevention Bureau. These responsibilities include fire code inspection and enforcement, public education, plans review, records management, and fire investigation. The division's primary functions are to prevent or minimize fire through fire code enforcement and public education.


Miller Seth R 61095Administrative Deputy Chief - Seth Miller

The Administrative Deputy Chief is responsible for assisting with the fiscal management of the department, strategic planning, grant management, and other administrative functions, including policy and procedure development and oversight, and payroll. The position is also responsible for human resource management and serving as the department's liaison to other city departments and many other outside agencies.


Please follow the links to the other Administrative Chief offices:

Hyman Philip A Jr - 60125Training Chief - Philip Hyman

The primary responsibility of the Training Chief, who oversees the Training Division, is to make sure every firefighter is trained to meet or exceed National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. 


Tibbs Carlos D Sr - 61251Logistics and Technology Chief - Carlos Tibbs

The Logistics and Technology Chief is responsible for the department's Resource and Logistics Division, which includes Supply and Maintenance management.  This entails procuring and maintaining all equipment, materials, and facilities for the department and more.


Hague Daniel J - 60916Tactical Services Chief - Danny Hague

The Tactical Services Chief is responsible the Tactical Services Division, which oversees special operations such as emergency medical services, technical rescue operations, hazardous materials emergency response, and emergency preparedness.


In addition to these Chief Officer positions, Fire Administration also includes the offices of Safety and Public Information. Each of these positions provide necessary support roles for the overall function of the fire department.


Fire Administration
910 Wisdom Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37406
(423) 643-5600
(423) 643-5610 (fax)

Fire Prevention Bureau
910 Wisdom Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37406
(423) 643-5604
(423) 643-5611 (fax)


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Photo by Mike Williams