Phil Jackson

Fire Department
Title: Fire Chief
Phone: 419-468-5580 x1034
Fire Chief Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson was promoted to Chief of the Galion Fire Department in July of 2011. After being trained in the Army as a combat medic, Phil started in emergency services back in 1992 as a paramedic for Central Ohio Ambulance service, which covered Shelby and Galion at that time. He worked for a couple of years at Crestline Hospital n the physical therapy department and he was hired by the City of Galion in February of 1995 as a firefighter/paramedic.

His qualifications include:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management with a concentration in Public Safety Administration
  • Certified EMT- Paramedic
  • EMS Instructor
  • Fire Inspector
  • Fire Investigator
  • Hazardous Materials Technician
  • Confined space

He has received advanced trainings in Management of EMS as well as Fire Department financial management from the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. 

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