Deputy Chief - Fire Marshal
The Deputy Chief - Fire Marshal position has been around since 1932 when Chief Dan Shire created the Fire Bureau. Throughout the years, the head of the Fire Prevention Bureau has had many different titles -- Superintendent, Fire Marshal and now Deputy Chief - Fire Marshal. Regardless of the title's name, this position has always been one of the most important at the Department. From Chief Conner to Chief Platts, it is always the goal of the Chief and the Fire Department to reduce loss (both property and life) due to fire in the City of Mason City. Fire Marshal Jamey Medlin is the 9th person in the Department's history to head the Fire Bureau. Fire Marshal Medlin spends the least amount of time at Fire Headquarters of all Department employees. In charge of the Fire Prevention Bureau, he and Tom Wollner (the fire fighter assigned to the Fire Prevention Bureau through 2015) are busy in the City doing fire inspections at Mason City businesses, giving fire safety and fire prevention talks to citizens (from pre-schools kids to long-term care facility residents), while also providing fire extinguisher training to hundreds of employees at the City and businesses within the City. Although the Fire Marshal may not be in the Station, he can always be reached at the Fire Department's main number (641.421.3640).