Director, Southeastern Division

Mark Foulks EFO, CFO, CEMSO
Fire Rescue Chief, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (TN)

Chief Mark A Foulks EFO, CFO, CEMSOChief Mark Foulks has served as the Chief of the Murfreesboro (Tennessee) Fire Rescue Department since 2015. He previously served as the Chief of the Greeneville (Tennessee) Fire Department for nine years after beginning his fire service career with the Knoxville (Tennessee) Fire Department in 1990 rising through the ranks to Assistant Chief of Special Operations.

Chief Foulks has earned an Associate Degree in Emergency Medical Services and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science. He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program and holds designations from the Center for Public Safety Excellence of Chief Fire Officer and Chief Emergency Medical Services Officer. He holds numerous fire and emergency service licensure and certifications.

Chief Foulks serves as an Operations Chief in the Tennessee Mutual Aid System and is also a gubernatorial appointee to the Tennessee Homeland Security Council. He has served for years on the Tennessee Fire Chief’s Association Board of Directors and until his election as the IAFC International Director, served as the Tennessee Director on the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs Board of Directors. Murfreesboro Fire Rescue is the host department for the Middle Tennessee All-hazards Incident Management Team which is one of three regional teams in the state. Chief Foulks and his wife Pam have three adult children.

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