Fire Command Staff
Fire Chief Roderick Jolivette
Roderick Jolivette is a 34-year fire and emergency services veteran. He is a well-respected speaker and instructor, who presents dynamic power packed/high-intensity programs on leadership, instructor development, officer development, fire ground tactics, incident command and firefighter safety and survival. Jolivette is a published author of Rescued from Life’s Burning Inferno. Married with four adult children and four grandchildren. Jolivette is also a church deacon.
Educational Background: AAS - Fire Science, Albany Technical College. AAS - Management & Supervisory Development, Albany Technical College. BA - Political Science, Albany State University. MPA - Columbus State University.
National Professional Qualifications: FF1, FF2, Instructor 1, 2, & 3, Arson Investigator, Fire Inspector 1, Fire Life Safety Educator, Plans Reviewer, Fire Officer 1, 2, 3, & 4, Incident Commander, Haz-Mat Awareness, Operations, & Technician, Evaluator.
Military Background: United States Navy – Nuclear Submarines, Honorable Discharge in 1985 Memberships: International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC), International Association of Arson Investigator’s (IAAI), Georgia Firefighters Association (GFA), Black Chief Officer’s Committee (BCOC), Former International City/County Management Association (ICMA), Central Georgia Fire Chief’s Association (CGFCA) – Elected 1st Vice President 2017.
Troops To Firefighters – Vice President Georgia Fire Chief Association (GFCA), Red Cross, International Association of Black Professional Firefighter (IABPF), FEMA AFG Grant - Peer Review Evaluator - 2 AFG & 1 SAFER. American Heart CP MPA, EFO, CFO, FO4, GA-CEM, GA & NREMT, Fire Marshal, Police Officer.
Deputy Chief Miles Allen - Administration
Deputy Chief Pablo Lugo - Community Risk Reduction & Training
Deputy Chief Eric L. Phillips - Operations
Deputy Chief, Eric L. Phillips began his career in the fire service over 27 years ago as a Volunteer Firefighter in the state of South Carolina. He then moved to the North Charleston Fire Department in 1997. During his tenure with the North Charleston Fire Department, Chief Phillips moved through the ranks of Engineer, Captain and Battalion Chief.
Chief Phillips earned a BS degree in Physical Education and two MA degrees in Human Resource Development and Management from Webster University. He is also a graduate of the Dr. Carl Holmes Executive Development Institute and a National Registered Emergency Medical Technician.
Deputy Chief, Eric L. Phillips was recently re-designated as a Chief Fire Officer by the Center for Public Safety and Excellence. In 2014, he graduated as an Executive Fire Officer from the National Fire Academy. He is also currently an Instructor with the Dr. Carl Holmes Executive Development Institute.
Chief Phillips has used his education and experience to distinguish himself in his career and in his community. He has earned many awards, such as the Webster University Alumni of the Year, the Community Service Award for the North Charleston Fire Department and Firefighter of the Year Award from the Knights of Columbus.
Chief Phillips is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., a member of the Black Chief Officers Committee, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, a Reading Mentor at the Charleston County Library, a Committee Member for Safe Kids Trident Area, a volunteer Counselor at Camp Can Do (Burn Camp) at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a volunteer Football Coach and a volunteer Wrestling Coach.