Marion Fire Department Assistant Chief Tony Fox has been serving the citizens of Marion for nearly 20 years. He was hired on as a firefighter by the City of Marion on January 29th, 2001, and has since shown great devotion to his job, leadership, and proven responsibility.
Fire Chief Paul David expressed appreciation for Fox for all he has done over the years to improve the Marion Fire Department while advancing in his career. “Assistant Chief Fox is always willing to help out in any way that he can. He has been a great leader within the department. Tony takes charge of all the repairs needed to keep our trucks in good working order. Tony works hard at anything he does and I know without a doubt that when he is assigned a project that it will be done and done right. Tony proved himself early in his career by being a great firefighter and educating himself in what this job entails. Tony is a certified EMT, Hazardous Material Technician, Instructor Two Three, and he served on the Dive Team. We have a lot of good guys on the job, but Tony stands out with his willingness to help in any way he can. Tony is an asset that will be hard to replace when he leaves this job some day.”
Deputy Chief Justin Planck expressed gratitude for Fox’s strong work ethic and unwavering reliability. “Assistant Chief Tony Fox continues to go above and beyond, and we appreciate him for it. From keeping the fire trucks in order, to leading his shift, Tony has been one the department can always count on. He’s a pleasure to work with and wants nothing but the best for the Marion Fire Department. We thank Assistant Chief Fox for his efforts and want to make sure it doesn’t go unnoticed.”
Fox has been an Assistant Chief for six years. He leads one of three shifts (B‑Shift), which consists of 16 – 18 firefighters. Fox reflected on his time in leadership and his overall experience with MFD. “The teamwork has been great with the fire crews. We have a good bunch of guys, and I give the whole department credit for their dedication to the community…it’s been superior.”
Fox also expressed gratification in getting to serve an important role in the community in public safety. “I really get fulfillment in helping people, especially for my hometown. I have always lived in Marion, and I know a lot of people in the community.”