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Fire Chief Tom Hughes

The City of Jerome appoints Tom Hughes as its new Fire Chief


Chief Hughes came to the City of Jerome in 2013 to serve as Deputy Fire Chief, and was promoted to Fire Chief in October of that year. He serves on many committees within the City and represents the City of Jerome to different State agencies. He is a part time fire instructor with Eastern Idaho Technical College and an Adjunct Instructor for Idaho State University. Chief Hughes has been in the fire service for 19 years, serving in New Jersey, Connecticut and Oklahoma. He has spent nine years working for the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) at Oklahoma State University on many state and national projects relating to firefighter education, firefighter health & safety and public fire & life safety education. His areas of expertise are in structural firefighting, fire safety education and firefighter training. He is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy. He has a master’s degree in Public Administration, a bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Fire & Arson Investigation from the University of New Haven in Connecticut.