Tom Jenkins

Fiery passion for his work

Posted: December 26, 2017 at 1 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF "He was absolutely one of the best finds that I ever had as a mayor and I had some pretty remarkable hires in that city in that era. Tom appears to be very happy doing what he's doing in Rogers, and it would be my strong advice for the leaders of the city to do whatever they can to make this young man happy. He's one of the true leaders in the trade, no question." -- Rep. Steve Womack (AR-3rd District)
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NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF "He was absolutely one of the best finds that I ever had as a mayor and I had some pretty remarkable hires in that city in that era. Tom appears to be very happy doing what he's doing in Rogers, and it would be my strong advice for the leaders of the city to do whatever they can to make this young man happy. He's one of the true leaders in the trade, no question." -- Rep. Steve Womack (AR-3rd District)

"One of the most important lessons I think anybody can learn is that you want to find a job or a career that you just love doing," says Rogers Fire Chief Tom Jenkins.

Through Others’ Eyes

Tom Jenkins

“Once you get to know Tom, it becomes clear why he was named the fire chief of the city of Rogers at the tender age of 27 years old. We quickly realized that Tom Jenkins is an uncommon man and leader, and his personality and loyalty as a friend is truly beyond his years. I believe some of the reasons Tom excels in his current position is his ability to relate and communicate with ALL people regardless of age, rank and status — he is a consensus builder and incorporates team building within his department.” — friend Doug Kavulich

“He’s always learning, always working, even in the middle of a conversation, his mind is churning out solutions. He’s one of those people who can think out loud and produce entire paragraphs that are even well organized. The city of Rogers is lucky to have him as their fire chief. He could be successful anywhere, yet he chooses to work on behalf of the citizens of Rogers.” — David Dayringer, Fayetteville fire chief

“He’s very bright. I think that it takes that to reach the success he has t such an early age. He’s quick to understand the situation, look for variables or contingencies, and make decisions. When you get to a chief level in any public safety organization you have to be decisive. People are looking to you for answers. Tom is quick to gather the facts and make a decision on the matters we face in public safety.” — Hayes Minor

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