Former Provo fire chief named state fire marshal

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 22 2013 12:15 p.m. MST

Salt Lake City Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Andrew receives an award from cohorts as he retires after 39 years of service Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mike's father, Jack, and brothers Jim and John also served for SLCFD for a combined 108 years of dedication to Salt Lake City.

Tom Smart, Deseret News

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Public Safety has announced that Coy Porter will serve as the Utah state fire marshal.

Porter has been a firefighter since 1977 when he joined the Provo Fire Department. He served as firefighter, EMT, paramedic, captain, battalion chief, deputy chief and retired as chief of the Provo Fire Department in 2007.

Porter was a member of the Fire-EMS 2002 Olympic committee and was designated as the overall fire service incident commander for Provo’s Olympic ice hockey venue during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. In the spring of 2004 he worked in Athens to help prepare the National Greek Fire Brigade for the 2004 Olympic Summer Games.

Most recently, Porter has served as the state chief deputy fire marshal under Brent Halladay who retired in December.

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