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Utah State Fire Marshal


Ted Black     

Ted came to the Utah Department of Public Safety in 2013, after 12 years as the fire marshal for the Weber Fire District. Between 1993 and 2001, Ted served in various roles in the former Salt Lake County Fire Department (now Unified Fire Authority), including fire prevention engineer and deputy fire marshal. 

Before entering government service, Ted worked in the private sector as a fire sprinkler systems designer and project manager. 

Ted is a member of the Utah State Fire Chiefs Association, a former chair of the Utah State Fire Prevention Board, and a past president of the Fire Marshals Association of Utah. He also holds memberships in the Joint Council of Fire Service Organizations, International Association of Arson Investigators, National Fire Protection Association and International Code Council, which includes recent roles on the 2021 Code Action Hearings-Fire Code Committee and 2021 Pandemic Task Force.

He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Fire Administration/Investigation from Columbia Southern University and a Master’s of Science Degree in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University.  Ted has been working as chief deputy in the Fire Marshal’s Office since May 2013.