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Lives in:
Wylie, TX 75098
Wylie Fire ~ Rescue
Fire Chief
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Rapid growth
Professional Qualifications:
• CFAI Chief Fire Officer Designee
• Executive Fire Officer, National Fire Academy
• Bachelor of Arts, Biology major, English minor, University of North Texas
• Associate of Applied Sciences, c** laude, Fire Protection Technology, Tarrant County Junior College
• Master Firefighter, Texas Commission on Fire Protection
• Incident Safety Officer
• Haz Mat Incident Commander
• Certified Instructor, Texas Commmission on Fire Protection
• Wildland Firefighter, certified (expired)
• Charter Member, Texas Society of Fire Service Instructors
• Paramedic (expired)
Topics you provide training for:
Relationships, Ethics
Areas of expertise:
Administration, Contract service provision, Board participation, interoperability, communications, functional consolidation/regional responses
• Faculty for International Emergency Technical Response Institute for their training sessions in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2005 and 2006.
• Speaker at various conferences, including keynote at “Disaster Management at Major Events: Facing the Terrorist Threat” in Sheffield, England, September, 2004.
• Responding to Hazardous Materials Incidents in a WMD Environment, 2002
• Certified, FEMA Rapid Needs Assessment Disaster Assessment Training, 2000
• Texas Taskforce 1 Urban Search & Rescue Team leadership, 1999 to present
• Denton County Wildfire Resource Coordinator, 1997-99
• Denton County Local Emergency Planning Committee by County Judge appointment, 1992-99
• Chairman of the Denco Area 9-1-1 Board of Managers from 1987-99. The district upgraded its technology for the second time, and built a new headquarters, with no increase in fees since the district came into being in 1987
• Texas Fire Chief of the Year, 1997, as named by the members of the Texas Fire Chief’s Association
• President, Texas Fire Chief’s Association, 1996-97, during a legislative session. Worked with other members to install an executive director for the association and a separate lobbyist for one of the most successful legislative years the fire service has seen
• Cooke County College Advisory Board, 1987-96
• Metrocrest Medical Services Board of Directors, 1988 (charter)-95
• Christian Community Action Board of Directors, 1989-93
• Legislative Committee of the Texas Fire Chief’s Association for the 1990-91 legislative year, then an officer of the Association. Appeared before the various House and Senate groups to testify on matters regarding fire protection and emergency medical services
• Subcommittee for Texas Commission on Fire Protection on higher levels of firefighting certification, continuing education of firefighters, and fire marshal/fire chief certification feasibility study, 1989-90
• Denton County Chapter of American Red Cross Board of Directors; recognized with citation for exceptional service upon resignation 1987-90
• President, North Central Texas Fire Chief’s Association, 1988-89.
• President, Denton County Fire Chief’s Association, 1987
• Named Lewisville Firefighter of the Year by departmental personnel, 1986.
• Named as honorary lifetime member of Dallas County Fire Instructor’s Association, 1984
• Fire Chief, Wylie TX Fire - Rescue since Feb., 2007
• FETN/American Heat, 1999 - 2007
• Fire Chief, Lewisville TX Fire Department, 1984 - 1999
• Addison Fire Department, Firefighter/Lieutenant/Training Officer/Administrative Assistant to the Fire Chief, 1979-84
• College Course Instructor, Tarrant County Junior College Fire Protection Technology, 1983
• DeSoto TX Fire Department, Lieutenant/Deputy Chief/Training Officer, 1976-79
• Coppell TX Fire Department, Volunteer/Firefighter/Assistant Chief, 1967-75
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At 2:05am on May 19, 2008, David Ebel said…
G******** Chief,

We have created a site for responders run exclusively by responders... It is a place with great fellowship on the good days and solid and confidential support when the "bad call" happens. As a Chaplain of over 25 years we wanted a place that responders could come and receive the support for traumatic events with trained CISM responders and more.

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At 9:45pm on April 16, 2008, Mark Lee said…
Hey Chief. Good to see you on here. I hope to be in that meeting! See you soon...
At 7:50am on April 15, 2008, Jerry Wells said…
The next time I am East of 75, I will be by. I hope all is well. jkw
At 1:08pm on April 7, 2008, Monty Gearhart said…
What's up Randy!! Good to see the great state of Texas checking in. (I hope you stood up when I said that). HA! NIce to see you joining.

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