Lieutenant Foote entered the fire service in 1995 at the Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department in Collegedale, TN. He has worked for the Cleveland Fire Department since 1998 and has held the positions of Firefighter/Paramedic, Engineer, Company Officer, and Fire Inspector/ Fire Investigator. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Arkansas State University and a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree from the University of Memphis with Concentrations in Fire Administration and Fire Prevention Technology. He has numerous certifications from the Tennessee Commission on Fire Fighting and the International Code Council. He is a member of the Tennessee Fire Safety Inspectors Association, the International Association of Arson Investigators, and the Institute of Fire Engineers.