Lincoln County Fire Prot. Dist. Names New Fire Chief

Effective May 20, 2020 Chief Michael Marlo assumed the position of Fire Chief with the Lincoln County Fire Protection District #1.

Fire Chief Marlo has forty-one (41) years experience in the emergency services field, including thirty-seven (37) years with the West Overland EMS & Fire Protection District of St. Louis County, with last eight years as Fire Chief and five years with Wentzville Fire Protection District of St. Charles County as Fire Chief. During his time as a career Fire Fighter, Chief Marlo also volunteered for ten (10) years with St. Charles County Sherriff Department and five (5) years with Wentzville Police Department.

During his tenure with the Wentzville Fire Protection District, Chief Marlo worked cohesively with members of the District in developing a vision to provide the highest level of service to the citizens, in a fiscally responsible manner. Chief Marlo served as the St. Charles County Region C Mutual Aid Response Coordinator and as the St. Charles County Emergency Dispatch & Alarm Chairperson. Chief Marlo is a Silver Medal of Valor recipient for a dramatic rescue of a young child trapped in a residential fire in 2004. Chief Marlo was appointed to the State of Missouri Fire Education/Advisory Safety Board by Governor Jay Nixon and remained serving as a Board Member until 2019. Along with the Advisory Board, Chief Marlo, was a current sitting member on the St. Louis County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), St. Louis County Fire Academy Board of Directors, and the St. Louis County Special Operations Team, consisting of Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and Hazardous Materials/ Weapons of Mass Destruction response team.

Because of Chief Marlo’s experience in incident management he was tasked as Strike Team Leader during Hurricane Katrina. Chief Marlo was a past member of the International Association of Fire Chief’s Federal “Go Team” for Region Seven representing Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska for Federal Disasters, and a member of the Missouri Region “C” Incident Support Management Team with several natural disaster deployments in the State of Missouri.