Domestic planning, preparedness and response, and; certification, and continuing education programs in the Fire & Rescue Department are coordinated through the Office of Emergency Management & Professional Development.
Battalion Chief Emergency Management & Professional Development:
Jimmy Wellmon has been with the Fire & Rescue Department since 1998. His background includes numerous professional certifications in fire & rescue disciplines. He holds instructor qualification in firefighting, technical rescue, and fire-apparatus driver operator programs, and he is a credentialed Level II Code Enforcement Officer. He is a graduate of Cleveland Community College where he earned an associate degree in fire protection technology.