Lieutenant - Investigator
Jess Zerbe joined the Marietta Fire Department in 1997. In 2003, he saw his first promotion to firefighter engineer. Two years later, he completed his EMT-paramedic training and was promoted to lieutenant. That same year, Lt. Zerbe shifted focus from suppression activities to fire investigations when he transitioned into the fire prevention bureau.
Lt. Zerbe has earned certifications in arson investigator, technical rescue, NPQ fire officer I, NPQ instructor and fire safety inspector instructor. He is a member of the Georgia Fire Investigators Association, the Metro Fire Investigators Association and the Marietta Fire Department honor guard.
Before coming to MFD, Zerbe spent nearly 12 years with Cedar Hammock, Fla., Fire Rescue.