E. Thomas Hicks IV


E. Thomas “Tommy” Hicks IV is the Assistant Executive Director and Chief Programs Officer of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. With over 30 years of experience in the fire service, Hicks' initial involvement began as a volunteer with Hanover County Fire Department located in Virginia. Hicks' passion for the field of Fire Protection and Safety is exemplified through his diverse background in both the private and public sectors, highlighted by positions in fire protection consulting, the insurance industry, and the municipal fire service to include Fire Chief. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Hicks has served as Guest Speaker at local, state, and national venues, and continues mentoring future fire service professionals as an Instructor.


  • Director, Emergency Services
  • CGA Board Member (2016)