Henry Posey

Henry Posey
Henry Posey

Henry Posey, the first fire chief for the town of Atoka, has announced his retirement in August. Posey was hired in 2014 and tasked with starting Atoka’s new fire department, which he helped build from the ground up. During his tenure, Posey saw the department become the first in the county to be fully Advanced Life Support 24 hours a day, lowered the town’s ISO rating to a 3, and saw the department grow to two fire stations with 16 full-time personnel. Prior to coming to Atoka, Posey spent 35 years with the Memphis Fire Department before retiring as a division chief in 2013.