Fire Training Staff

 Chief Rip Rohen
Hamilton County Fire Training Chief
Chief Rip Rohen started in the fire service in 1979 with the Red Bank Fire Department. In 1987, he received his EMT-IV license and went to work for Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services in 1990 until 1994 when he was appointed Fire Training Officer for Hamilton County Emergency Services. He taught Firefighter I, Firefighter II, NFPA Incident Command, Hazardous materials Awareness, Operations, and Hazmat technician. Chief Rohen is a State of Tennessee Certified Journeyman Firefighter, and Instructor II. Chief Rohen is also a TEMA certified Hazmat awareness, operations, and technician instructor.



Captain Jody Clift
Hamilton County Fire Training Instructor


Captain Jody Clift has been in the fire services since 1987 and a Lieutenant with Walden's Ridge Emergency Services. In 1993, he received his Paramedic license and worked with Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services until 2001 when he joined Hamilton County Fire Training Division. Currently, Capt. Clift serves as the Firefighter I and II Instructor. He also serves as a Certified Fire Investigator with the International Association of Arson Investigators for Hamilton County and Walden's Ridge Emergency Services. Jody is an Instructor for EVOC/Vanessa K. Free, Pediatric BTLS, TEMA Hazmat Awareness and Operations, CPR, ITLS and Vehicle Extrication. On his spare time, he enjoys golf and fishing with Emergency Services Bass Club.

Lt. Nick Wilson
Hamilton County Fire Training Instructor


Lt. Nick Wilson has been in the fire service for 25 years.  Lt. 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. Lt. 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.