Chief Jason R. Loftus

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Fire-EMS Chief, Caroline County
(804) 633-9831
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Loftus is a 20 plus year veteran of the fire service.  Before coming to Caroline County in 2012, he served as Public Safety Director for Accomack County, Virginia since 2003, where he led a system of over 700 volunteer and career fire and EMS personnel.

He entered the fire service as a Fire/Rescue Lieutenant with Fairmount Volunteer Fire
Department in Syracuse, New York where he served from 1988-1994. His first career position was with the Garner Fire Department in Garner, North Carolina as a Firefighter First Class. In 1998, he was hired by the Wake County, NC Public Safety Fire/Rescue Division where he rose from Training Officer to Shift Supervisor.

He holds numerous professional certifications including Executive Fire Officer (EFO), Chief Fire Officer Designation (CFOD) and Certified Emergency Manager (CEM).

Loftus earned a Bachelor of Science in Fire Science: Fire Administration from the
University of Maryland, a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of New York College at Cortland and a Masters of Education from the University of Virginia.

News Updates

Caroline approved funding for Volunteer Stipend and additional positions

Chief Jason Loftus is pleased to announce that the County Board of Supervisors has approved additional funding for the Volunteer Stipend program and additional career positions in our FY2018 budget.

Caroline launches new UAS Program

The Caroline County Department of Fire – Rescue and Emergency Management is proud to announce their new County Unmanned Aircraft System – UAS (drone) Program for Search and Rescue, Emergency Management and other purposes.  

Now accepting applications for full time EMT/Firefighter

Caroline County Department of Fire and Rescue is currently accepting applicaitons for the position of EMT/Firefighter (full time).

Now accepting applications for full time Medic/Firefighter

Caroline County Department of Fire and Rescue is currently accepting applications for the position of Medic/Firefighter (full time).