Office of the Fire Chief

Mark Lockhart has 30 years of fire and rescue experience including working for an ambulance district, an air medical program, a level I trauma center, and the fire service. Prior to joining the Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department in July 2010, Mark served for 23 years with the Maryland Heights Fire Protection District in St. Louis, MO including 12 years as the Chief Medical Officer, two separate stints as the Interim Chief and then three years as Chief of the District. As an Assistant Chief for Stafford County, Mark worked to improve the department’s standard operating policies and procedures, streamline administrative processes, and to collaboratively enhance the existing EMS, Training, and Logistics programs within the department. He was appointed Acting County Fire Chief in May 2012.

Mark is a past president of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians and received their Jeffrey S Harris National Leadership Award, the A. Roger Fox Founders Award for outstanding contributions to the association, a Presidential Leadership Award, and the William Klingensmith EMS Administrator of the Year Award. As a member of the PreHospital Trauma Life Support International Faculty, Mark taught EMS professionals in the United States, Mexico, Great Britain and Sweden. Mark served as a site reviewer for the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services for fifteen years and currently serves as a member of the International Association of Fire Chief’s Fire-Rescue-Med Conference Planning Committee. In addition, he currently chairs the IAFC’s EMS Section Elections Committee and By-Laws Committee. He is the 2009 recipient of the James O. Page EMS Achievement Award from the IAFC’s EMS Section and a 2012 recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal.