Battalion Chief Mark Waters, M.S., EFO is a Battalion Chief/ Shift Commander for the City of New London Connecticut Fire Department and a Program Planner with the Connecticut Fire Academy. He has been in the fire service for over 33 years and has served in Volunteer, Combination, and Career Fire Departments. He has been teaching for the Connecticut Fire Academy for the last 21 years and is currently responsible for the curriculum development and administration of all the Fire officer programs the academy offers including Fire Officer I-IV, Incident Safety Officer, Health and Safety Officer, and all Strategy and Tactics programs.
He has extensive experience in grant writing, grant management, curriculum development, fire service planning including strategic planning, and program presentations. He was a committee member for the IFSTA Company Officer 6th edition and is currently a member of the IFSTA Vehicle Extrication committee. He has written several published articles for Fire Engineering magazine. He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program and holds a Master of Science degree in Executive Fire Service Leadership from Grand Canyon University.