Battalion Chief Gregory Pewitte
Battalion Chief Gregory Pewitte has been employed with the City of Jackson Fire Department for nearly 18 years. Of the many goals he has set for himself, his ultimate aspirations are to maintain the highest level of emergency response possible for the citizens of Jackson and to minimize risks to all firefighters on the job. During his years of service, Battalion Chief Pewitte has attended the National Fire Academy in Emmetsburg, Maryland, in the area of Fire Command, Strategy & Tactics.
Battalion Chief Pewitte is a graduate of the former Denmark West High School in Madison County. He was hired with the City of Jackson Fire Department in 1995. Battalion Chief Pewitte was assigned to an engine company at Fire Station #1 downtown before receiving a promotion to the rank of Driver in 2001. He remained in this position for 6 years. In January 2007, he was promoted to the rank of Captain, and in October 2011, he was promoted to Battalion Chief of Operation assigned to District 2, which includes the supervision of Fire Station 5: Vann Drive, Fire Station 6: Ashport Road, and Fire Station 7: Windy City Road.
Battalion Chief Pewitte holds a number of certifications from the Tennessee Commission of Fire Fighting in the areas of Fire Fighter I & II, Instructor I and Officer I. He also holds certifications from other agencies within the state and nationally in the areas of Haz-Mat Team Operations (HMTO), Medical First Responder, Leadership, Extrication, Advanced Extrication and Aircraft Rescue Firefighting. Battalion Chief Pewitte is a graduate of the Operational Management Course of the Executive Development Institute in Atlanta, Georgia.
His most valued and treasured accomplishments is the union that he shares with his lovely wife of 9 years and his two wonderful daughters.