After a nationwide recruitment process, Mark Wallace has been selected as the Oregon state fire marshal. He starts work July 1.
Wallace most recently served as fire chief of the McKinney (Texas) Fire Department. He is a-certified instructor of the Incident Command System and a former lead adjunct instructor at the National Fire Academy teaching fire and arson Investigation in both the resident and field programs.
He holds an associate's degree in fire-science technology, a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in public administration. Wallace is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program and a designated Chief Fire Officer.
Jim Walker has served as interim fire marshal since Randy Simpson retired.