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Phoenix Fire Department Assistant Chief Shelly Jamison manages the Technology Division which is comprised of Dispatch and Deployment, Technical Services, and Regional 9-1-1. A Phoenix native, she joined the department in 1998. Shelly spent the first 15 years of her career in Fire Operations serving in the ranks of Firefighter, Engineer, Company Officer, and Command Officer before being assigned to staff. She also held certifications in Paramedicine, Technical Rescue Technician, and Hazardous Materials Technician.
Shelly is the Task Force Representative for FEMA's Arizona Task Force One (AZ-TF1) team. It is one of 28 disaster response teams located around the United States. She has deployed to numerous national disasters, most recently as the Task Force Leader for the AZ-TF1 Type III team that responded to Hurricane Florence in 2018. In addition, Shelly has deployed with the City of Phoenix Incident Management Team (IMT), and FEMA's National Incident Support Team (IST). She is a member of FEMA's Public Affairs Working Group.
Shelly is an adjunct instructor in Wide Area Search and Community Disaster Response for Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), and basic and advanced Public Information Officer training for the Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA). She is a board member with the Arizona Burn Foundation, ex post officio member of the Valley Women's Firefighter Society, and the Phoenix Fire Foundation.
Shelly has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Arizona State University and an M.A. in Public Administration from Northern Arizona University.