Oliver Springs Fire Department
Justin Bailey is a 23-year student of the fire service. He is the fire chief with the Oliver Springs, TN, Fire Department and a captain/training officer with the Knoxville, TN, Fire Department, where he has been serving since 2007. Bailey started his career in 1999 as a junior firefighter/explorer with the Oliver Springs Fire Department. He is a part-time fire instructor with the state of Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy, delivering classroom and hands-on instruction in various topics on-campus, at regional fire conferences, and at various local fire departments throughout Tennessee. Bailey has presented at both local and national fire conferences on the topics of volunteer training program development, professional development, and rural fireground management. He has an associate’s degree in allied health science from Roane State Community College and a bachelor’s degree from the Columbia Southern University in fire administration.