Battalion Chief David Pruitt
Battalion Chief David Pruitt has served as a dedicated employee of the City of Jackson Fire Department for over 35 years. Battalion Chief Pruitt began his career as a firefighter on May 16, 1979 with Engine 502 (Shift A) in temporary quarters on Country Club Lane. He helped open Station 5 in August 1980. In 1982, he was awarded the Outstanding Young Fireman Award by the Jackson Jaycees. Battalion Chief Pruitt was instrumental in the establishment of the department’s Vehicle Extrication Program. He was promoted to Driver of Engine 53 (Shift C) on July 3, 1996.
On April 8, 1998, Battalion Chief Pruitt was again promoted, this time to Captain of Engine 53. He obtained his current position as Battalion Chief (B shift—District 1) on May 19, 2007. Battalion Chief Pruitt currently has the highest amount of seniority at the Jackson Fire Department. His special duties include Water Supply Officer, JEA Liaison Officer, Hydrant Testing and Water Usage, and Rescue Vehicle Extrication Equipment.
Battalion Chief Pruitt is a graduate of South Side High School’s Class of 1976. He attends Lesters Chapel United Methodist Church and serves as a lieutenant with the Madison County Fire Department, Station 1. He has been married to his wife Mary Ann Earney Pruitt for 38 years and has two sons, Andrew and Adam.