April 06, 2017

Tim Bean Unanimously Confirmed as Missouri State Fire Marshal

On Thursday, April 6, Tim Bean was unanimously confirmed by the Missouri Senate as Missouri State Fire Marshal. Gov. Eric Greitens had announced Bean’s selection as fire marshal on Feb. 8 during an event at the St. Louis Fire Academy.

Bean was chief of the West Plains Fire Department at the time of his appointment and also served as the Howell County SWAT team assistant leader and as a reserve deputy.

He has a combined total of 32 years in fire safety and administration. Prior to becoming fire chief, Bean started as volunteer firefighter. He also served as the West Plains public safety officer, assistant fire chief, reserve police officer, and SWAT team member.

Bean was president of the Howell County Fire Chiefs Association, president of the South Howell County Ambulance Education Committee, and first vice president of the Fire Fighters Association of Missouri.

Bean has said his focus is on building relationships to create a fire service network in Missouri that is the best in the nation. He promised a renewed commitment to every single responder that the Division of Fire Safety serves.