In February 2006, Division Chief John Payne became the first fire marshal
of the independent fire department era. As such, he is responsible for
enforcement of the fire code, fire cause investigations, plan review and
training programs for both career and volunteer firefighters. Before joining
the MFD, Chief Payne served as an instructor for the Arkansas Fire Academy.
Chief Payne became Interim Fire Chief on November 21, 2013 and will
serve in that role until a new chief is selected.
E-mail Fire Marshal Payne:
(501) 851-1337 x202