Mark Erickson, Chief of Operations

Chief Erickson has been with South Metro Fire since 1999, when he started as a firefighter for the City of South St. Paul.  He previously worked for the St. Bonifacius and Minnetrista Police Department and the St. Bonifacius Volunteer Fire Department.  His responsibilities include oversight of day to day operations, EMS and information technology. He also serves as a Task Force Leader for Minnesota Task Force 1, the state’s urban search and rescue team, the Technical Rescue Coordinator for the Dakota County Special Operations Team, and as a PIO for the MNICS Type 2 Incident Management Team. Outside of the fire service, Mark enjoys photography and spending time in the outdoors with his wife and two daughters.