Mark Laux was promoted to battalion chief in December 2022. BC Laux joined MFD as a firefighter in 2006 and was promoted to fire truck operator in 2013 and lieutenant in 2017. Laux also leads MFD’s Technical Rescue Team, is a member of the Michigan Region 3 Regional Response Team, and assisted with disaster rescue efforts during Hurricane Dorian through Michigan Task Force 1. Prior to the City, Laux worked as a public safety educator, fire inspector, and fire investigator for the Saginaw Township Fire Department from 2002 – 2006. He holds an associate’s degree in fire science from Delta College. He was named the Carl & Esther Gerstacker Firefighter of the Year in 2013.