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Terry Wages Mississippi State Fire Academy Executive Director

Executive Director

Terry Wages

Terry Wages was named the 5th Executive Director of the Mississippi Fire Academy by Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney in May of 2019. Wages formerly served as President of the Mississippi Fire Chiefs Association. He is a native of Tupelo and lives in Terry, Mississippi with his wife, Laura.

Wages retired from the position of Fire Chief for the City of Brandon. While there, he managed fire and EMS operations within 5 fire stations. Wages has over 1000 hours of technical and fire rescue training, in addition to extensive EMS and ambulance management training, a National Registered paramedic. He holds a Master’s Degree in Emergency Management and Leadership from Waldorf University.


To Serve the Mississippi Fire Service Community and the World by Providing Quality Education and Training in Fundamental and Advanced Skills to Save Life and Property.

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
Mississippi State Fire Academy
Mississippi Insurance Department
P.O. Box 79
Jackson, MS 39205

Street Address:
Mississippi Fire Academy
#1 Fire Academy USA
Jackson, MS 39208
Phone Numbers:
Mississippi Insurance Department - 601-359-3569
Mississippi State Fire Academy - 601-932-2444
Fax - 601-932-2819

Email: Mississippi State Fire Academy