Deputy Fire Chief of Operations

Deputy Chief Jack Johnson     


Deputy Chief Jack Johnson currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Operations for the Grand Rapids Fire Department (GRFD). With a tenure at GRFD that began in 1998, Johnson has dedicated over two decades to serving the community through various roles within the department. In 2022, he ascended to the role of Deputy Chief of Operations, where he now oversees the comprehensive activities of the Operations Division.

In his current capacity, Deputy Chief Johnson is responsible for the strategic and tactical leadership and management of over 200 uniformed personnel. His command extends to providing direction and support to six suppression Battalion Chiefs, one Training Battalion Chief, and one EMS Battalion Chief. His role is critical in ensuring the seamless daily operations of the GRFD, which includes direct support to the special operations teams, training division, EMS division, and responding to emergencies as needed.