Jody Morton

Fire Prevention
Title: Asst. Chief/Fire Marshal
Phone: 919-560-4233, ext. 19240
Deputy Fire Marshal Jody Morton

Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Jody Morton began his career with the City of Durham Fire Department as a Firefighter in February of 1990 and graduated from Fire Academy #6. He served as an Assistant Fire Marshal for 15 years and was promoted to Deputy Fire Marshal in 2012.  Chief Morton was promoted to the position of Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal in February of 2019.  He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Fire and Emergency Services Administration from Fayetteville State University and is a NC Certified Fire Inspector III, NC State Certified Fire Investigator (CFI), Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS-NFPA), Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI-NAFI) and NC Fire Officer Level I and II. He is responsible for the administration of the Fire Prevention Division which conducts 4 major functions including New Construction Fire Inspections, Periodic Fire Inspections for Existing Buildings, Fire Investigations, and Fire Education.


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