Mark Rivera is the Town of WeIlton's Fire Chief. He has been with the department for 25 years, 17 of those as Chief. It all started when his father was Fire Chief back in 1986. Mark was a station brat and grew up around the fire service.
During his tenure as Chief, he has brought the town’s ISO rating from a 10 down to a 5. In addition, he has developed on-call crews that make it possible to protect the Town 365 days a year.
On top of being Fire Chief, he holds a full-time job at the Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation and Drainage District. He volunteers his spare time to help coach softball and football at Antelope Union High School. In addition, he is further involved in his community by serving as a school board member at Wellton Elementary.