Mark R. Nelson, Fire Chief for the City of Visalia Fire Department, is announcing his retirement, effective September 8, 2012. He was appointed to the position on June 16, 2008 and has 30 years of career fire service experience. Chief Nelson has a strong technical background and is well known for using data to shape management processes and improve the delivery of Emergency Services to the Visalia Community. His major accomplishments while serving as Fire Chief with the City of Visalia are:
1. Opened a new fire station and state of the art training center in the northwest area of the city.