Fire Administration Personnel
David Jones joined the Addison Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic in March 1998. He successfully worked through the ranks of Firefighter/Paramedic, Driver, Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief, and Deputy Chief. He now serves as the Fire Chief for the Town of Addison. Chief Jones leads and oversees the 56 member department that responds out of two fire stations.
Prior to coming to Addison, Chief Jones served as Firefighter/Paramedic for the City of Frisco Fire Department. David received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Resource Management from Texas State University and a Master of Science in Fire Safety. He is certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services as a Licensed Paramedic. He holds several upper level certifications with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection as an Instructor II, Master Aircraft Rescue Firefighter, Master Firefighter, Driver/Operator, Arson Investigator, Incident Safety Officer, Fire Officer IV and Field Examiner. He is credentialed as a Chief Fire Officer and Cheif Training Officer by the Center of Public Safety Excellence. In addition, David is a graduate of the Texas Fire Chiefs Academy and is recognized as a Fire Service Chief Executive Officer through Texas A&M's Mays Business School. He is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program through the National Fire Academy. David grew up in Plano. He and his wife Kelly have three grown children and extended family in the area.
Deputy Fire Chief
Michel Mitchell has been with the Town of Addison since 1984. He started as the Town’s mail carrier and then moved to the position of Inventory Specialist. It wasn’t until 1988 that he began his career with the Fire Department, working his way up from firefighter to his current position, Fire Prevention Captain. He serves as the Town’s Fire Marshal and is dedicated to fire and life safety. Michel is certified as a Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator, Arson Investigator, Emergency Medical Technician, and is a licensed Peace Officer. He is a member of the North Texas Fire Investigators Association and National Fire Protection Association. In his spare time Michel enjoys being with his family, and doing outdoor activities.
Fire Management Analyst
Monica Hernandez joined the Addison Fire Department as the Department Assistant in December 2002. She supports Fire Administration, Operations, Prevention and the EMS/Training Divisions. Monica came to the Town from Verizon where she was a Project Coordinator for the Corporate Voice Mail Team. She also worked as a Staffing Administrator at Nortel Networks. Monica earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Monica and her husband live in the Dallas area with their daughters and their dog. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and scrapbooking.
Fire Department Phone Numbers
Fire Department Main: 972.450.7201
Fire Marshal Contact: 972.450.7221
Non-Emergency Contact: 972.450.7156