Fire Department Staff
Fire Administration consists of Executive and Support Staff responsible for all administrative activities including finance, personnel, capital improvements, fire prevention and code enforcement, legislative affairs, public relations and strategic planning.
Johnny Eason, Chief
Johnny Eason has been with the Department for 42 years and has served as Chief for 22 years. Chief Eason is also the Fire Marshal and EMS Director. Under Chief Eason’s leadership the Department has grown by over three times its size.
Jared Kelly, Deputy Chief
Jared Kelly has been with the Department since 2000. Jared currently serves as the Deputy Fire Chief and is the Administrator of the Operations Division of the Department.
Glenda Garcia, EMS Supervsior
Glenda holds the rank of Lieutenant and coordinates EMS operations on a daily basis. She also administrates training and quality control for our front line personnel. Glenda was hired as a Paramedic in 2002.
Dave Taylor, Training Officer
Dave Taylor has been with the Department since 1995. Dave serves as the Training Officer and is the Administrator of the Training Division. Dave holds the rank of Captain.
Jason Coad, Fire Inspector
Jason holds the rank of Lieutenant and has been with the department since 2021. He conducts fire inspections, plan reviews for new construction, and arson investigations.
Brad Waldrip, Fire Inspector
Brad Waldrip has been with the department collectively for eight years, and has been a fire inspector with OBFD since 2019. He holds the rank of Lieutenant. Brad conducts fire inspections, plan reviews for new construction, and arson investigations. He is a State Certified Arson Investigator and International Code Council (ICC) Certified Fire Inspector. Brad also is a Nationally Registered Paramedic.
Ambulance Billing – 800-749-7026
Administration – 662-890-7376
Operations Division – 662-890-7321
Training Division 662–890-7318
Fire Prevention Division 662–890-7346
EMS Division – 662-890-7327