Wayne Morris became a part of the Tennessee Fire & Codes Academy Team in 2006 after moving to Tennessee from South Mississippi as a Fire Service Instructor, Fire Program Supervisor, Codes Program Supervisor, and currently Plans Examiner Supervisor for the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Wayne’s Fire Service Career begin in 1987 after his enlistment in the U.S. Army, by becoming a member of the Orange Grove Volunteer Fire Dept in Gulfport, Ms. He quickly discovered that safety and public fire education would be his driving force in the fire service.
In 1989 Wayne became a firefighter with the City of Gulfport, Ms. and progressed through the ranks from recruit to Company Officer specializing in Hazardous Materials Response, then transitioned into Fire Prevention as Deputy Fire Marshal focusing on Life Safety education programs for responders and citizens and Fire Investigations, and developed the first Juvenile firesetter program for Gulfport.
Wayne has always considered himself as a professional student, always looking to gain new knowledge, and sharing it with others.
Wayne is a Tennessee State advocate for the National Fallen Firefighters Association, a former Board Member for Tennessee Fallen Firefighters Memorial Committee, and Instructor partner with the Federal Highway Administration/ Tennessee Department of Transportation to deliver National Traffic Incident Management Program.