Don Friddle has been selected as the new chief of the Jackson Fire Department, bringing more than 35 years of experience to the role. Friddle has been employed as the deputy chief of operations for the department since 2019 and prior to that, served for five years as the fire marshal for Madison County. Friddle also served as the fire marshal for the Jackson Fire Department from 1992 to 2004 and as the coalition coordinator for Safe Kids West TN. He holds numerous fire service and emergency responder certifications. Friddle also used his fire safety knowledge for nearly 10 years as the large account risk control service coordinator for Church Mutual Insurance Company, developing safety and risk management plans.