SFD gets new Deputy Chief

By Nikki Henderson | nhenderson@ktalnews.tv

Published 08/14 2014 03:10PM

Updated 08/14 2014 03:36PM

A 38-year veteran with the Shreveport Fire Department has accepted the promotion to Deputy Fire Chief.

Roland Jones was promoted from Battalion Chief, a rank he's held since Jan. 2007.  Chief Jones was hired in June 1976 and promoted to Fire Engineer on Oct. 1985.  He became a Captain in July 1995 before his promotion to Battalion Chief.

Deputy Chief Tom Self is retiring today after 36 years with the Shreveport Fire Department.

With Chief Craig Mulford on administrative leave pending an internal investigation, Deputy Chief Jones is the highest ranking SFD officer on active duty.

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