Christopher Ermatinger began working with the City of Jackson Fire Department in June of 1996. Chris graduated from Lake Superior State University in 1996 with an Associate Degree in Fire Science. He is a certified Hazardous Material Technician, licensed paramedic in the State of Michigan and certified Fire Investigator through FEMA. He has also completed the Executive Fire Officer Program through Eastern Michigan University in 2015. He was promoted to Assistant Fire Chief in April of 2014.