Chief Marcus has lived in New Hartford since 1989. He has been involved in emergency services for the past 47-years. He received his BA from Hiram College and graduated from Northeastern University as a Physician Assistant. He practices adult cardiology at St. Francis Hospital. He is in his third-year of the Executive Fire Officer Program, a four-year graduate program for fire chiefs at the National Fire Academy (NFA). Two of his adult sons are also members of New Hartford Fire.