The Training Division is made up of (1) Assistant Fire Chief - Training who is responsible for the development and delivery of very high quality classes to prepare our personnel to meet the needs of our citizens. Training is the backbone of our organization. Each of our personnel participates in excess of 240 hours of training annually. All of our personnel participate in the Tennessee Fire Commission's certification programs for the fire service.

Asst Fire Chief Kirk Marks

Assistant Fire Chief Kirk Marks began
his career with Columbia Fire Department
in October of 1990.  He has held the
positions of Firefighter (5 years),
Driver/Engineer (14 years), Captain (6 years)
and was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief
in March of 2016.  Chief Marks graduated from
Mt. Pleasant High School and is a licensed
Emergency Medical Responder.  He served
in the U. S. Army from 1988 - 1990, serving
17 months on the DMZ in South Korea.  He
was recalled to serve our Country again during
Operation Desert Storm in January of 1991,
serving a 6 month tour of duty in Iraq and Kuwait.