The Board of Fire Commissioners has appointed Jason C. Green as the new Chief of Fire for the DeWitt Fire District. Chief Green started his new position on Wednesday October 20th after rising through the ranks within the Fire District. Chief Green becomes the third career Chief of Fire in DeWitt but the first to come within the career ranks of the Department. Jason started in DeWitt as a part-time FirefighterParamedic in December of 1998 while he was a full-time FirefighterParamedic with the Fayetteville Fire Department. Jason transferred to DeWitt full-time in January of 2002 where he was initially assigned to the B shift. In 2003 while assigned to the A shift Jason along with then Lieutenant Randall Griffin Firefighter Shawn Tompkins and Firefighter John Canorro received a Medal of Valor for rescuing a victim trapped on the second floor of a working structure fire in the Village of Fayetteville. Green was then promoted to the position of Lieutenant in August of 2004 and assigned back to the B shift. In April of 2005 when Lieutenant Griffin left on assignment with the Department of Homeland Security Lieutenant Green became the Municipal Training Officer for the District. Upon the return of Lieutenant Griffin from his assignment to DHS Lieutenant Green was moved to the E shift and worked full-time on training. With this new assignment Lieutenant Green was the 2007 recipient of the Chiefs Award.Chief Green was also instrumental in some very big projects within the Fire District. Jason along with Lieutenant Hogan Firefighter Boyle and Commission J. Daly comprised the truck committee that designed and over saw the build process of the 2008 Seagrave Rescue Engine which replaced a 1981 Mack Heavy Rescue and a 1992 E-One Pumper. Jason during the same time period sat on the committee for the new fire station and served as the design chairman. Chief Green is very active in public service and safety outside of the DeWitt Fire District. He started his fire career at a very young age as a volunteer with his hometown Sennett Fire Department. Green also rose through the ranks within Sennett up to Assistant Chief. Before starting his career in the fire service Jason was employed by Eastern Paramedics and RuralMetro Medical Services. Green there like every place else showed his leadership and dedication. He worked as a Senior AEMT-CC before becoming a Senior Paramedic and a Field Training Officer. When Jason left RuralMetro full-time to pursue a fire career he was an Assistant Operations Supervisor. Jason is currently still employed with RuralMetro on a part-time basis as a Senior Paramedic and FTO.We would all like to wish Chief Green the best of luck on his new Endeavour and look forward to working with him.