Message from the Fire Chief
“It is my honor and privilege to work daily alongside the professionals of the Covington Fire Department as we serve our great city. The City of Covington is fortunate to have the selfless service of so many who are willing to sacrifice so much on a daily basis for the citizens and visitors to our city and Tipton County. Through a tireless effort of prevention, education, preparation, response, and suppression, members of the Covington Fire Department work to provide the highest levels of protection for life, the environment, and property conservation protection.”
Chief Naifeh was appointed Fire Chief in May of 2015. He has over 26 years of Fire Service experience and 22 years of Law Enforcement experience. He is a current Commissioner with the Tennessee Fire Commission after appointment by Governor Haslam in 2012. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and is a PhD Candidate at Walden University. He is a 2015 Graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. In addition he is very active in the community and with both the Tipton County Chiefs and Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association. Chief Naifeh is a lifelong resident of Tipton County where he lives with his wife and two daughters.