Fire Command Staff

Fire Chief Roderick Jolivette

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Roderick Jolivette is a 34-year fire and emergency services veteran. He is a well-respected speaker and instructor, who presents dynamic power packed/high-intensity programs on leadership, instructor development, officer development, fire ground tactics, incident command and firefighter safety and survival. Jolivette is a published author of Rescued from Life’s Burning Inferno. Married with four adult children and four grandchildren. Jolivette is also a church deacon.

Educational Background: AAS - Fire Science, Albany Technical College. AAS - Management & Supervisory Development, Albany Technical College. BA - Political Science, Albany State University. MPA - Columbus State University.

National Professional Qualifications: FF1, FF2, Instructor 1, 2, & 3, Arson Investigator, Fire Inspector 1, Fire Life Safety Educator, Plans Reviewer, Fire Officer 1, 2, 3, & 4, Incident Commander, Haz-Mat Awareness, Operations, & Technician, Evaluator.

Military Background: United States Navy – Nuclear Submarines, Honorable Discharge in 1985 Memberships: International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC), International Association of Arson Investigator’s (IAAI), Georgia Firefighters Association (GFA), Black Chief Officer’s Committee (BCOC), Former International City/County Management Association (ICMA), Central Georgia Fire Chief’s Association (CGFCA) – Elected 1st Vice President 2017. 

Troops To Firefighters – Vice President Georgia Fire Chief Association (GFCA), Red Cross, International Association of Black Professional Firefighter (IABPF), FEMA AFG Grant - Peer Review Evaluator - 2 AFG & 1 SAFER. American Heart CP MPA, EFO, CFO, FO4, GA-CEM, GA & NREMT, Fire Marshal, Police Officer. 

Deputy Chief Miles Allen - Administration

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Miles Allen is a 33-year fire and emergency services professional. He is a retired 21-year military veteran of the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserves. While in the Air Force, Miles was worldwide deployable during campaigns such as Enduring Freedom, Operation Southern Watch and Desert Shield just to name a few. He is highly decorated receiving several Air Force Achievement Medals, Air Force Commendations, and the Air Force Expeditionary Medal. Miles has been employed with the Department of Defense as a civilian firefighter at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, then later transitioning to working with the nation’s largest defense contractor, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Marietta, Ga for 18 years.

There he started as a Captain in Operations, then being promoted to Assistant Chief of Operations, and later moving to Assistant Chief of Prevention and Life Safety. Miles has been a resident of Douglas County for over 20 years. He has been married to his wife Michelle for 20 years, where they raise their four children; Miles is an avid sports fan and enjoys family time.

Miles has a significant background in fire department leadership, military leadership, and corporate leadership. He is trained and knowledgeable in the various facets of Emergency Management and Fire and Emergency Services.

Miles personal pursuit of higher education is to become a more knowledgeable practitioner. Miles educational background includes a Bachelor of Science (Cum Laude) in Fire Science and a Master of Science in Emergency Services Management both from Columbia Southern University. And currently, Miles is enrolled in the Doctoral program at Saint Leo University, where he is pursuing a PhD in criminal justice with a specialization in Homeland Security.

Miles professional certifications include the following: National Professional Qualifications (NPQ) FF 1 & 2, Airport Firefighter, Driver/Operator of Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Apparatus, Incident Safety Officer, Health and Safety Officer, Fire Officer IV, Fire Inspector III, and Fire Investigator. International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Fire Instructor III, Driver/Operator Mobile Water Supply, Hazardous Materials Operations, Airport Firefighter, and Driver/Operator Pumper & ARFF. Miles is a National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, EMT-Intermediate & Georgia Registered EMT.

Miles also has professional affiliations with; the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), the International Association of Arson Investigation (IAAI), member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and a member of the Public Safety Advisory Board with Saint Leo University.

Miles is excited and ready to serve the citizens of Douglas County and make decisions that will positively impact the culture, morale, and effectiveness of the Douglas County Fire Department.

Deputy Chief Pablo Lugo - Community Risk Reduction & Training

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Pablo Lugo is a 29-year fire and emergency services veteran. He joined the Douglas County Fire Department in 1992 as an emergency medical technician. For the last several years he has led the training department. He also helps oversee the daily administration of the department and helps plan for its future.

He presents programs on Fire and EMS initial education, Fire and EMS continuing education. These classes include leadership, instructor development, officer development, fire ground tactics, incident command and firefighter safety and survival.

His father and mother instilled in him the importance of formal and informal education and how it benefits a person professionally and personally. He has acquired several degrees. He holds an associate degree in Information Technology from West Central College. He also acquired a bachelor’s degree in Science from the University of Miami (FL) and a master’s degree in Science from the University of West Georgia.

He holds several National Proficiency Qualifications certifications including Fire Fighter 1, Fire Fighter 2, Fire Officer 1, Fire Officer, Fire Officer 3, Fire Officer 4, Instructor 1, Instructor 2, Arson Investigator, Hazmat Awareness, Hazmat Operations, Georgia State Evaluator, Structural Fire Control instructor

In the field of emergency medical services Pablo is a Georgia State Certified Paramedic, Georgia Certified Paramedic Instructor, CPR instructor, Advanced cardiac Life Support Instructor, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor, Prehospital Trauma Life Support instructor and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Instructor

He is currently a member of the International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC).  

Deputy Chief Eric L. Phillips - Operations

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Deputy Chief, Eric L. Phillips began his career in the fire service over 27 years ago as a Volunteer Firefighter in the state of South Carolina. He then moved to the North Charleston Fire Department in 1997. During his tenure with the North Charleston Fire Department, Chief Phillips moved through the ranks of Engineer, Captain and Battalion Chief.

Chief Phillips earned a BS degree in Physical Education and two MA degrees in Human Resource Development and Management from Webster University. He is also a graduate of the Dr. Carl Holmes Executive Development Institute and a National Registered Emergency Medical Technician.

Deputy Chief, Eric L. Phillips was recently re-designated as a Chief Fire Officer by the Center for Public Safety and Excellence. In 2014, he graduated as an Executive Fire Officer from the National Fire Academy. He is also currently an Instructor with the Dr. Carl Holmes Executive Development Institute.

Chief Phillips has used his education and experience to distinguish himself in his career and in his community. He has earned many awards, such as the Webster University Alumni of the Year, the Community Service Award for the North Charleston Fire Department and Firefighter of the Year Award from the Knights of Columbus.

Chief Phillips is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., a member of the Black Chief Officers Committee, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, a Reading Mentor at the Charleston County Library, a Committee Member for Safe Kids Trident Area, a volunteer Counselor at Camp Can Do (Burn Camp) at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a volunteer Football Coach and a volunteer Wrestling Coach.