Rico Bryson has been with the City of Jackson Fire Department for twelve years. He was originally assigned in the Operation Division to the Rapid Intervention Team RIT and later to Engine 13 Haz-Mat before being promoted into the Training Division. He served as one of Jacksons Training Officers for nearly four years before moving into Public Fire Education the division in which he currently heads.
As the Public Fire Education Coordinator, community risk reduction is my primary concern. This is achieved by working closely with the citizens of Jackson to better educate and inform them of fire and life safety related issues within the community.
Rico also holds a number of certifications from the National Fire Academy in the areas of Fire Service Course Design, Training Program Management, Demonstrating Your Fire Prevention Programs Worth, Youth Fire Setters Prevention and Intervention and Leadership I, II and III to name a few. He also holds a number of certifications from the Tennessee Commission of Fire Fighting in the areas of Instructor I II, Fire Officer I, Safety Officer and Haz-Mat Awareness Operations.
Coordinator Bryson has earned a Bachelor of Science in Organization Leadership from Bethel University and an Associates Degree in Fire Science from Kaplan University.
He is married to his lovely wife of 17 years, LaTonya Bryson, and has two wonderful children, Zaria and Kegan. He is a God fearing family man who works to lead by example and has truly allowed his beliefs in the Lord and his passion for education to spearhead his career in the fire service.