Mayor Walters Announces Fred Jackson as Chief of Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department

Jul 24, 2018

Mayor Walters is proud to announce the appointment of Fred Jackson as the next Chief of the Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department. He will be sworn in as the 15th Fire Chief following the retirement of Chief Paul Moledor on September 28, 2018.

“Fred has served our city for over 30 years and has a proven history of leadership as he has risen through the ranks of the department. I have full confidence that he will excel as our Fire Chief,” stated Mayor Don Walters. “He will continue the proud tradition of the fire department by providing unmatched service to our citizens and will work to find innovative ways to improve operations.”

“It is a life’s honor to be able to serve the citizens of Cuyahoga Falls in this department, and I am looking forward to leading our tremendously talented group of firefighters into the future,” said Jackson. “I am excited to work towards the completion of our new fire station and to modernize many aspects of our fire department.”

During his career, Jackson has maintained National Registry of Paramedic, and attained instructor ratings in fire, EMS, and the areas of Special Operations.  He teaches FEMA-Incident Management, and technical rescue nationally.  Deputy Chief Jackson recently completed degrees in Organizational Management and a Master’s of Business Administration from Malone University.  He currently serves as the President of the Summit County Fire Chiefs Association. 

Chief Paul Moledor will retire after serving the department for the past 35 years. He has been Fire Chief since 2008.