Mark A. Wells, Fire Chief
Mark A. Wells began his fire service career with the Citrus Heights Fire District in 1987. His career has progressed through the ranks of Firefighter, Captain, Battalion Chief, Assistant Chief and Deputy Chief. During the course of his career, Chief Wells has served in the Emergency Planning, Special Operations Division as the coordinator for the Hazardous Materials Response Team and Technical Rescue Team. Chief Wells served with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), California Task Force 7, and Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Team with deployments as a Taskforce Leader, Safety Officer and Rescue Specialist and as the Metro Fire Terrorism Liaison Officer/Coordinator. Chief Wells has earned a Masters Degree in Security Affairs, Homeland Defense and Security from the Naval Postgraduate School in addition to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Safety Studies from California State University, Sacramento and an Associate's Degree in Fire Technology from American River College. In his most recent position as the Deputy Chief of Administration, Chief Wells had oversight of the Human Resources Division, Finance Division and the Information Technology Division.
Mark was appointed as the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District's fifth Fire Chief on October 13, 2014.