Division Chief Jason Shivers of the Forsyth County Fire Department has been recognized by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners for earning the National Certification of Executive Fire Officer following a four-year program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
According to a press release, the Executive Fire Officer Program is the National Fire Academy’s flagship program for senior fire officers, providing a broad perspective on various facets of fire and emergency medical services administration.
“Less than 4,400 individuals across the nation have earned the Executive Fire Officer certification; and only 78 of those are from Georgia,” the release states.
Shivers, who joined the Forsyth County Fire Department in 1998 as a member of the department’s first group of career firefighters, was honored for his certification at the commissioner’s meeting on Oct. 24.
Throughout his career at the fire department, Shivers has held the positions of firefighter/EMT, fire lieutenant and inspector general and currently serves as the chief of the technical services division.
Shivers also holds a seat on the National Fire Protection Association 1901, 1906, 1911 and 1912 committees governing national fire apparatus design and maintenance standards, the release states.