Battalion Chief Mark Ferguson, a firefighter by trade, was born with a passion to help others. He has served the City of Jackson Fire Department for nearly 18 years, but has 26 total years of fire service. Part of which has been with the Madison County Fire Department as a Volunteer Firefighter sine 1986.
Of his years of service, Battalion Chief Ferguson has attended specialty training in many areas, but training in the area of Hazardous Materials has always been his passion. Chief Ferguson has been a Haz-Mat Technician through the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency since 1995, and has been part of the Jackson Fire Department’s Haz-Mat Team all of his career.
Battalion Chief Ferguson is an original native of Memphis Tennessee where he graduated from Westwood High School in 1977. Through his career he has served as Captain for both the City of Jackson Fire Department and the Madison County Fire Department. He is truly a dedicated servant of the people.
Battalion Chief Ferguson has received the honors of “Firefighter of The Year” twice in his career. In 1997 the Madison County Fire Department recognized him as Firefighter of the Year, and in 2002 as a member of the Jackson Fire Department the Kiwanis Club recognized him as Firefighter of The Year. In 2007, Battalion Chief Mark Ferguson received a certificate of appreciation from Governor Phil Bredesen for his heroic acts that saved the life of an 11-year old boy injured during a four-wheeler accident.
His greatest accomplishment is the life that he shares with his beautiful wife Paige of 29 years. His pride and joy is his two wonderful daughters Jessica Simpson and Allie Merritt, and his two lovely grandchildren Marlee Simpson and Kenlie Merritt. Battalion Chief Ferguson is a faithful member and Deacon of Mercer Baptist Church in Mercer Tennessee.