Fire Chief Max Stewart has 30 years of dedicated service with the City of Jackson Fire Department. In January 2012 he was promoted to the rank of Fire Chief, the position that he is currently holding.
He started his career as a firefighter in 1982, and after only 2 years of service he found an interest in the department hazardous materials unit known as “Haz-Mat”. During the 80’s Haz-Mat was just starting to become a focal point in the fire service. Through the Jackson Fire Department and Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), he was able to attend a number of schools and training, of which he holds training certifications in Fire Chemistry I & II. After completing his training in Fire Chemistry Chief Stewart went on to attend Specialist Level training through the State of Tennessee.
Over the years Chief Stewart has come up through the ranks, starting out as a Firefighter, promoted to Driver, Captain, Battalion Chief and now Fire Chief of the Jackson Fire Department. One would say that he is an accomplished man. Chief Stewart was born in Jackson and has lived here all of his life. He is a graduate of Jackson Central Merry High School class of 1972. Of his accomplishments, his greatest is the union that he shares with his lovely wife Gwen for 36 years, and their two lovely children Ashley and Xan.