Connie Dolan named Chief Deputy Fire Marshal

Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney has named Connie Dolan as Chief Deputy Fire Marshal, effective January 1, 2023. Dolan will serve as second in command to Fire Marshal Chaney and run the day-to-day operations of the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO). She is the first female to serve in the role. 

Dolan currently serves as SFMO Assistant Chief Deputy, a position she’s held since August 2021. She has worked for the SFMO as a Regulatory and Compliance Inspector and Fire Investigator since 2018. Prior to joining the SFMO, Dolan worked for the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and Vicksburg Police Department. She has extensive training and certifications in a variety of law enforcement and fire programs.

Dolan and her husband John live in Vicksburg. They enjoy camping and traveling with their four children and five grandchildren.

Dolan’s appointment follows the retirement of Ricky Davis who served as Chief Deputy for 16 years.

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