Keith Fortner

Title: Fire Chief/ Emergency Mgmt. Coordinator
Phone: (903) 339-3360
Keith Fortner

Chief Keith Fortner

Chief Fortner is a 20+ year veteran of the Jacksonville Fire Department, joining the department in 2002 after graduation from the fire academy at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas. His background includes extensive experience in firefighting, first responder medical assistance, inspections, departmental public relations, and departmental administration.

Educational and Professional Certifications and Accomplishments

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Le Tourneau University (2011), graduated summa cum laude
  • National Registry Paramedic
  • Licensed Paramedic with Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Master Firefighter
  • Master Fire Inspector
  • IFSAC Seal in Hazmat Awareness
  • IFSAC Seal in Hazmat Operations
  • IFSAC Seals in Firefighter I & II
  • President of Local International Firefighter Association 2013-2014

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