Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney has named Terry Wages as the Executive Director of the Mississippi Fire Academy.

Wages currently serves as President of the Mississippi Fire Chiefs Association. He is a native of Tupelo and lives in Terry, Mississippi with his wife, Laura.

Wages recently retired from the position of Fire Chief for the City of Brandon. While there, he managed fire and EMS operations within 6 fire stations. Wages has over 1000 hours of technical and fire rescue training, in addition to extensive EMS and ambulance management training. He holds a Master’s degree in Emergency Management and Leadership.

Wages will take office in July after Executive Director Reggie Bell retires from the position on June 30, 2019. Bell has served as Executive Director since 2007.

State Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney Press Release