Chief Blackledge has served the Clinton Fire Department since 1994, most recently as Division Chief of Training and Safety since 2009 until his promotion to Chief.
Chief Blackledge is a 1980 graduate of Clinton High School and a 1984 graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in Accounting. Additionally, Chief Blackledge has over 2,000 hours of specialized firefighting and EMT training.
Chief Blackledge is married to Marilyn Mullins Blackledge. Jeff and Marilyn have one Daughter Beth Blackledge Denson (Scott) and two grandchildren Chase and Maci. Chief Blackledge is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Clinton.