Members

Members of the department:

Miguel Rodriguez, Board  President, has been serving since January 2007 as a Commissioner.

Miguel started as a volunteer firefighter in 1982 and worked his way up to Deputy Fire Chief.

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Michael Morgan, Board Secretary, has been serving since October 23, 2013.

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David Jackson, Board Treasurer , has been serving since March 9, 2016.

David also served as a volunteer firefighter and work his way up to driver/operator.

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Jim Rector

 

Fire Chief :

Dale Scott has been with the Fire Department for 35 years, and is currently certifed with the TCFP as Head of Department, both Suppression and Prevention, Advanced Firefighter, Fire Officer II, Instructor III, Driver-Operator Pumper, Wild Land Basic Firefighter, and Incident Safety Officer. He is also certified through SFFMA as a Master Firefighter, Fire Officer II, Instructor III, Driver-Operator Pumper, Wild Land Basic Firefighter, and Incident Safety Officer. Other certifications include NIMS 100,200,300,400,700 & 800, DSHS EMT-B and EMS instructor, Rescue International Ocean Rescue Boat Operator 1.  Chief Scott is also a graduate of the Texas Fire Chiefs Academy.

Special Recognitions:

Received the Medal of Valor 1986: saved six people from a fire at Portofino.

Receiced Firefighter of the year in 1984.

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Deputy Fire Chief:

JP Hominick has been with the Fire Department 10 years, and is currently certifed with the TCFP as Fire Officer II, Instructor I, Advanced Firefighter, Driver-Operator Pumper, Wild Land Basic Firefighter and Incident Safety Officer, Rescue International Flood and Swiftwater Technician, and Rescue International Ocean Rescue Boat Operator1. He is also certified through SFFMA as a Fire Officer II, Instructor I, Advanced Firefighter, Driver-Operator Pumper, Wild Land Basic Firefighter, Rescue Technican III. Certifications also include MIMS 100,200,300,400,700 & 800 and DSHS-EMR. Deputy Chief Hominick has attended year one of the Texas Fire Chiefs Academy.

Special Recognitions:

Received the Medal of Gallantry March 18, 2015-saved one man from an overturned boat in the Gulf of Mexico in four foot seas.

Received the Medal of Gallantry March 10, 2015-saved two people in the Oso Creek.

Received the Medal of Gallantry March 8 2015-saved three people in Corpus Christi Bay in four foot seas.

Received the Medal of Gallantry May 27, 2015-rescued two from a gas well in the Humble Channel.

Received the Medal of Valor July 16,2014-saved a lady from a moble home fire.

Promoted to Deputy Fire Chief May 13, 2013.

 

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Assistant Chief of EMS Operations;

Wes Beseda has been with the Fire Department for 10 years, and is currently certifed through TCFP as Fire Officer I, Instructor I,  Advanced Firefighter, Driver-Operator Pumper, Wild Land Basic Firefighter and Incident Safety Officer. He is also certified through SFFMA as a Fire Officer I, Instructor I, Advanced Firefighter, Driver-Operator Pumper, Wild Land Basic Firefighter, Rescue Technican III. Certifications also include MIMS 100,200,300,400,700 & 800, and DSHS EMT-B.

Special Recognitions:

Promoted to Assistant Chief of EMS Operations June 13, 2016.

Received the Medal of Gallantry May 27, 2015-rescued two people from a gas well in the Humble Channel.

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A Shift;

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Brandon Sekula is currently certifed with the TCFP as a Basic firefighter. He is also certified through DSHS as an EMT-P. Certifications also include MIMS 100,200,300,400,700 & 800, and Rescue International Flood and Swiftwater Technician. He joined our ESD in  November 2016

Driver Omar Leal joined the Fire Department in 2014 and is currently certifed with the TCFP as a Basic Firefighter, and Rescue Technican III.Certifications also include MIMS 100,200,700 & 800, Rescue International Flood and Swiftwater Technician, Rescue International Ocean Rescue Boat Operator 1, and DSHS EMT-B.

Special Recognitions:

Received the Medal of Gallantry March 18, 2015–saved one man from an overturned boat in the Gulf of Mexico in four foot seas.

Received the Medal of Gallantry March 8 2015-saved three people in Corpus Christi Bay in four foot seas.

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A Shift Firefighter trainee Aaron Brummett

 

 

B Shift:

Captain Tyler Chodosh joined the Fire Department in 2015 and is currently certifed with the TCFP as a Basic Firefighter, and Rescue Technican III. Certifications also include MIMS 100,200,700 & 800, Rescue International Flood and Swiftwater Technician, Rescue International Ocean Rescue Boat Operator 1, and DSHS EMT-B.

Special Recognition:

Received the Medal of Gallantry March 10, 2015-saved two people in the Oso Creek.

Promoted to Driver/ Operator December 6, 2016

Promoted to Captain Septeber 2 2017

 

B Shift:

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B Shift:

Firefigter/ETM-B Ian Wheeldon

Start date 7/5/2017

 

 

 

 

 

C Shift:

Captain Emilio Rodriguez joined the Fire Department in 2014 and is currently certifed with the TCFP as a Basic Firefighter and Driver-Operator Pumper, Rescue Technican III. Certifications also include MIMS 100,200,300,400,700 & 800, Rescue International Flood and Swiftwater Technician, Rescue International Ocean Rescue Boat Operator 1, and DSHS EMT-B.

Special Recognition:

Promoted to Captain June 24, 2015.

 

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C shift:

Driver/Operator

C Sift Firefigter/EMT-B Tito Cruz

Start date 1/11/2017

 

Volunteers Firefighters:

Nick Beseda is currently certifed with the TCFP as a Basic firefighter, Rescue technican III, and MIMS 100,200,700 & 800.

Special recognition:

Received the Medal of Gallantry March 8 2015-saved three people in Corpus Christi Bay in four foot seas.

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Lifetime Member:

Joe Dees served in many areas of the Department, from Training Officer to Maintenance Officer, Assistant Fire Chief, and Fire Chief. Even though Joehas retired from the Department, to this day he is only a phone call away and  is always willing to help.

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