Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Charles "Clay" Malone was recently promoted to the position of Assistant Fire Marshal. He will officially assume his new position March 7.
Malone began his career with MFRD in January 2005 as a Firefighter, but previously volunteered with Number One Volunteer Fire Department (2003-2006).
He is an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Hazardous Materials Technician, and is a certified Public Fire and Life Safety Educator. He has served on MFRD's Policy and Rules Committee and is also a member of the department's Special Events Team.
Malone has a Bachelor's Degree from Middle Tennessee State University with a major in Physical Education.
"I am extremely honored to be chosen to serve MFRD as Assistant Fire Marshal. Using my education background, I plan on taking our Fire Prevention Program to the next level," said Malone. In addition to advancing the department's public safety and fire prevention/education programs, Malone will also assist with conducting inspections of new and existing buildings, codes enforcement, and fire investigations.
"Clay stood out among three very qualified and capable candidates," said Fire Rescue Chief Mark Foulks. "He was selected in part for his teaching background, but also for the distinct passion he exhibited for this job."
Malone and wife Alison (15 years) have two children, daughter Halle (10) and son Hunter (7). In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, skeet and trap shooting, and coaching Hunter's baseball and basketball teams.