Chair - Deputy Chief John Jerome


Term: 4 years from July 1, 2015

Westminster, Maryland         

       ​Deputy Chief John Jerome was appointed to the Commission in October 2011.  He currently serves as Deputy Fire Chief and Department Executive Officer for the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.  He previously served as the bureau chief responsible for education and training, overseeing the planning, curriculum development, and delivery of all training for the career and volunteer members of the organization.  He has been an instructor for EMT, paramedic, fire, and fire service management courses since 1996.  Prior to beginning his career in Howard County in 1993, he served for five years as a volunteer firefighter/paramedic for the Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department.  Chief Jerome's education includes Post-Graduate Certificates in distance education (2013) and instructional systems development (2015), and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and emergency health services management (1991).  He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program (2008), and has been a paramedic for 25 years.  Mr. Jerome represents career emergency services personnel.​