Carol Jones always knew she needed something more than a typical life she searched to find a career that would fulfill her desire to help others, make a difference in her community, challenge her mentally and physically, and to be a part of something extraordinary. In 1984 Carol found the adventure she was looking for when she followed in her father’s footsteps to become a Firefighter. Now a 30 year veteran of the Fort Worth Fire Department Carol promoted from Firefighter to Driver/Engineer and finally to Lieutenant. The majority of her career she has worked in operations on the front line where she has found great satisfaction assisting others in their time of need. Her certifications include; Hazardous Materials Technician, Firefighter Advanced, Fire Inspector, Fire Service Instructor II, and Aircraft Rescue Firefighter.
In 1998 Carol married Fire Chief Louis Jones of Roswell, New Mexico who was killed in the line of duty March of 2002. After Louis was honored by the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation in October of 2003, Carol again began searching for a way to give back, a way to help others and a way to honor Louis. In 2004 Carol began volunteering with the NFFF during Memorial Weekend as a Family Escort where she has been honored to serve the families of our Fallen Hero’s ever since. Carol also works as a part of the NFFF peer support team, reaching out to new survivors, served as the keynote speaker at fund raising events and volunteering at local events on behalf of the foundation.
In her spare time Carol loves traveling the world with friends and family. Whether exploring the Parthenon on the Athenian Acropolis in Greece with her best friend, spending time with her family in the Caribbean or striking out on her own to search for the Loch Ness monster near the Highland City of Inverness in Scotland Carol continues her quest for new adventures.