James "Jim" Cole

Fire Operations
Title: Division Chief
Phone: 919-560-4245

Jim came to the Durham Fire Department in 1999. He has obtained certification as a Rescue Technician, Hazardous Materials Technician, Structural Collapse Technician, and Paramedic. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a Master of Science in Executive Fire Leadership and Disaster Preparedness. Jim became a Battalion Chief in 2016 and a Division Chief in 2018.


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