Fire Training Staff

 Chief Jody Clift
Hamilton County Fire Training Chief

Chief Jody Clift began his career with Hamilton County in 1993 as an Emergency Medical Services’ Emergency Medical Technician advancing to Paramedic in 1995. He transferred to Hamilton County Fire Training in 2001 serving as a Fire Training Lieutenant and promoted to Fire Training Captain in 2019.

Jody leads the Fire Training Team in developing, managing, and conducting various levels of critical fire training for area municipal and volunteer firefighters. He steers the Hazardous Materials Department’s operations and training to ensure the department’s response capabilities for Hamilton County, Tennessee Homeland Security District III, and Tri-State Mutual Aid Association surrounding communities. Additional responsibilities include; managing the Unmanned Aircraft Team, administering County emergency communications systems, and liaison to the County’s volunteer fire and rescue departments.


Captain Nick Wilson
Hamilton County Fire Training Instructor


Captain Nick Wilson has been in the fire service for 25 years.  Captain Wilson joined the Hamilton County Fire Training Division in November 2018 and serves as a Firefighter 1 Instructor and a member of the Hamilton County Hazmat team. He is a Captain with Mowbray Volunteer Fire Department and involved with TN Chapter of IAAI. Captain Wilson is an active member of Silverdale Baptist Church and Reserve Police Officer with Collegedale Police Department. He is married and has 3 boys. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, woodworking and spending time with his family.

Lt. Christopher "CJ" Davis
Hamilton County HazMat


 Christopher “CJ” Davis serves as the Hamilton County Office of Emergency Management Hazardous Materials Officer. He began his Emergency Services career in 1997 as a volunteer with Bradley County Rescue Explorer Troop. After graduating High School, he volunteered directly with Bradley County Fire Rescue and was later hired as a full time fire fighter in 2010 where he attained the rank of Lieutenant and served as the training officer for his Battalion. Additionally, he served as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician with Bradley County Emergency Medical Services.  CJ’s current duties include ensuring the Hamilton County Hazardous Materials Department’s volunteers and resources maintain constant response readiness to respond on hazardous materials incidents throughout Hamilton County, Tennessee Homeland Security District 3, and the participating jurisdictions of the  Tri-State Mutual Aid Association.