A long-time East Tennessee firefighter is the newest member of the state's homeland security council.
Governor Bill Haslam appointed Greeneville Fire Chief Mark Foulks to serve on the council.
The council works with the Office of Homeland Security to plan and direct homeland security activities in the state.
Foulks has served as chief since 2006. During that time, he has worked to bring Greene County's hazardous material team up to operational standards.
Foulks started his fire career with the Knoxville Fire Department 22 years ago.