(Retired) Assistant Chief Chris Jackson from Los Angeles County Fire Department. During the past 38 years he has been married to Leslie Jackson. They have three adult children, Leah, Nathanael, Benjamin, and seven grandchildren. Chief Jackson, was a member of the Los Angeles County Fire Department for 32 years. His career began January 17, 1986 and retired January 31, 2018; he promoted through the ranks and held the positions of Firefighter, Paramedic, Firefighter Specialist, Fire Captain, Battalion Chief ,and Assistant Fire Chief in 2013. In his last assignment he was responsible for managing the Fire Department largest Field Division which serves 12 cities that encompassed 3 Battalions, 25 Stations, and 400 Personnel. In 2006, he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and his past-time passion is facilitation mentoring programs to young adult males.
Giving back to the Firefighters of Tomorrow.
We are active and retired fire personnel (Chief Officers, Captains, Engineers and Firefighters) reaching back and giving back to help individuals with our expertise, experience and education who wants to become a firefighter.
Operation ReachBack provides valuable information that will help you become a firefighter. Becoming a firefighter often takes a great deal of long-term preparation, self- motivation, and commitment. While there is no guarantee that these qualifications will result in your selection as an entry-level firefighter, experience has shown that they tend to distinguish outstanding candidates, and validate their interest in the profession.
— Chief Jerry D. Austin
Executive Director, Mentor
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