Fire Marshal Lamar Childress
Fire Marshal Lamar Childress is a 16 year veteran of the Jackson Fire Department and has served with the Madison County Volunteer Fire Department since 1997.
During his years of service, Fire Marshal Childress has held several positions within the department, including Firefighter, Driver, Inspector, and Captain-Fire Prevention Coordinator. He was promoted to his current position of Fire Marshal in January 2015.
Fire Marshal Childress holds a number of certifications from the Tennessee Commission on Firefighting and has attended specialty training courses including the fire investigation training program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He is also a certified Fire Inspector 1 & 2 through the International Code Council, Certified Fire Investigator through the International Association of Arson Investigators, and Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator through the National Association of Fire Investigators.
Fire Marshal Childress has been awarded “Firefighter of the Year” in 2005 by the Modern Woodmen of America and in 2006 by the Kiwanis Club of Jackson. He has also served as a board member for the Tennessee Advisory Committee on Arson.
Fire Marshal Childress was born and raised in Madison County, Tennessee and is a 1997 graduate of University School of Jackson. His greatest accomplishment is the life he shares with his wife of 15 years, Stacy Childress, and his two boys, Brennen and Aiden.