Scott Tucker began his career with the city of Marietta in 1982 as a firefighter. He progressed to FF/EMT and relief driver the next year. During the next 10 years, Tucker worked in code enforcement, inspections, and cause and origin investigations. In 1994, he accepted a promotion to lieutenant and spent the next five years expanding his knowledge of fire investigations, specifically in the area of arson. During this time the department's conviction in arson cases incresed from approximately seven percent to 77 percent success rate. His certifications include Georgia FF/EMT, Georgia arson investigator and Georgia police officer. In 2000 he was promoted to fire commander. In July 2009, he was promoted to assistant chief. He now serves as the fire marshal in Fire Prevention.
Assistant chief Tucker works with a staff of one commander, three lieutenants, three firefighters, one fire protection analyst and one administrative secretary. He and his team also perform inspections of new commercial construction, residential site plans and more than 6,000 existing buildings.
The fire marshal's ofice is also responsible for fire safety education. Thousands of children within and outside of Marietta schools are taught fire safety, while adults can participate in fire safety and fire extinguisher training.
Assistant chief Tucker's achievements include the firefighter of the year award and the MFD chief's medal of valor.