Deputy Chief Darius Wilson. . .
began serving the citizens of Clayton County in 2006. Chief Wilson has served as a Firefighter/EMT-I, Fire Sergeant, Fire Lieutenant, and Fire Captain/Assistant Fire Marshal. Chief Wilson holds state certifications as a Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator and POST certified Peace Officer. In 2017, he successfully completed the Clayton County Regional Police Academy and earned the Academic and the Honor Graduate Awards for his display of leadership and excellence. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kent State University, where he double majored in Journalism and Mass Communication. Chief Wilson now heads the Fire Marshal’s Office, where he has spent the last 7 years. In the last 4 years as Fire Captain/Assistant Fire Marshal, Chief Wilson was second in command and comes with several years of experience and expertise in this Division. As Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal, Chief Wilson is tasked with overseeing fire inspections, new construction inspections and plan review, code enforcement and fire investigations. He takes an aggressive approach to the enforcement of fire codes and determination of fire investigations, including the prosecution of arson suspects. He cares for the protection and quality of life for the citizens of Clayton County.