The Chief of Support Services' responsibilities include overseeing logistics, technology, fleet, facilities and preparedness. He has dedicated staff for logistics and technology, and he partners with district chiefs and other Wake County departments to manage fleet and facilities.

Chief Olson was appointed Chief of Support Services in January 2017.  He served as Deputy Director of Operations and as a district chief prior to his appointment. He started as a paramedic with Wake County EMS in June 1990.

Chief Olson has served as a volunteer firefighter in Wake County since 1986 and is currently serving his community as an assistant chief.

Chief Olson holds a bachelor's degree from Western Carolina University and master's degrees in health administration and business administration from Pfeiffer University. In 2011, he was awarded the Executive Fire Officer certification by the National Fire Academy. He is a member of the National EMS Management Association, for which he is an instructor in Basic Field Training Officer and Developing/Managing EMS FTEP curriculums.

Chief Jonathan Olson
919-856-6022
jolson@wakegov.com