Members

Members of the department:

Board President:
Miguel Rodriguez has been serving since January 2007 as a Commissioner and started as a volunteer firefighter in 1982 and worked his way up to Deputy Fire Chief.

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Board Vice President:
Gary Graham has been serving since December 17, 2013.

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Wes Beseda has been with the Fire Department for 10 years, and is currently certified 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 Technician III. Certifications also include NIMS 100,200,300,400,700 & 800, and DSHS EMT-B.

Special Recognitions:

Appointed to the Board of Fire Commissioners January 1, 2018

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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Board Treasurer:
David Jackson has been serving since March 9, 2016 also served as a volunteer firefighter and worked his way up to Driver/Operator.

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Fire Chief:
Dale Scott has been with the Fire Department for 37 years,  and is currently certified with the TCFP as Head of Department, both Suppression and Prevention, Advanced Firefighter, Fire Officer IV, 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 IV, 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 Hurricane Harvey 2017 for standing duty during the storm

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

Received 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 certified 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 Swift water Technician, and Rescue International Ocean Rescue Boat Operator 1. He is also certified through SFFMA as a Fire Officer II, Instructor I, Advanced Firefighter, Driver-Operator Pumper, Wild Land Basic Firefighter, Rescue Technician III. Certifications also include NIMS 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 Hurricane Harvey 2017 for standing duty during the storm

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 mobile home fire.

Promoted to Deputy Fire Chief May 13, 2013.

 

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A Shift:
Captain-EMT-LP
Brandon Sekula Is currently certified with the TCFP as a intermediate firefighter, instructor I Fire Officer I  & Driver- Operator. He is also certified through DSHS as an EMT-LP. Certifications also include NIMS 100,200,300,400,700 & 800, and Rescue International Flood and Swift water Technician. He joined our ESD in November 2016

Special Recognitions:

Received the Hurricane Harvey 2017 for standing duty during the storm

Received the Medal Gallantry August 20,2018 water rescue 8800 S.P.I.D. in the Oso bay.

 

A Shift:
Driver/Operator EMT-B
Christopher Burkardt  joined the Fire Department 2018 in is currently certified with the TCFP  Basic Firefighter, and Rescue Technician III.Certifications also include NIMS 100,200,700 & 800, Rescue International Flood and Swift water Technician, Rescue International Ocean Rescue Boat Operator 1, and DSHS EMT-B.

Special Recognitions:

Received the Medal Gallantry August 20,2018 water rescue 8800 S.P.I.D. in the Oso bay.

 

A Shift:
Firefighter/EMT-B
Jacob Espinoza  joined our team in 2018  and is currently certified with the TCFP as a Basic Firefighter, and Rescue Technician III,  Certifications also include Wild Land Basic Firefighter S130, S190, DSHS EMT-B, NIMS 100,200,700 & 800 and Swiftwater Rescue Boat Operator.

Special Recognition:

Medal Gallantry August 20,2018 water rescue 8800 S.P.I.D. in the Oso bay.

B Shift:
Captain EMT-B
Cheyenne Gray  joined the Fire Department in 2017 and is currently certified with the TCFP as a Basic Firefighter, Instructor III, Fire Officer I, Driver Operator and Rescue Technician III. Certifications also include NIMS 100,200,300,400,700 & 800, Rescue International Flood and Swift water Technician, Rescue International Ocean Rescue Boat Operator 1, and DSHS EMT-B.

Special Recognition:

Promoted to Captain 6/1/2018

Promoted to Driver/ Operator 2/19/18

 

 

 

 

 

B Shift:

Driver/Operator EMT-B
joined the Fire Department in and is currently certified with the TCFP as a Basic Firefighter, and Rescue Technician III.Certifications also include NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 & 800, Rescue International Flood and Swift water Technician, Rescue International Ocean Rescue Boat Operator 1, and DSHS EMT-B. S130, S190.

Special Recognition:

 

Start date 12/21/2017

Promoted to Driver/Operator 2/19/2018

 

B Shift
Firefighter-EMT-B

Christian Fuentes joined our team in 2018 and is currently certified with the TCFP as a Basic Firefighter and Rescue Technician III. Certifications also include,  DSHS EMT-B and NIMS 100,200,700,800,808.

 

 

 

C Shift:
Captain/EMT-I

Ryan Ramirez joined the Fire Department in 2018 and is currently certified with the TCFP as a Advanced Firefighter, TCFP Fire Instructor I and Rescue Technician III. Certifications also include NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 & 800, Rescue International Flood and Swift water Technician, Rescue 2 international Ocean Rescue Boat Operator 1, and DSHS EMT-I.

Special Recognition:

Promoted to Captain 2/22/2018

 

 

C shift:
Driver/Operator EMT-B

Ian Wheeldon and is currently certified with the TCFP as a Basic Firefighter, and Rescue Technician III.

Special Recognition:

Promoted to Driver Operator 1/18/18

Received the Hurricane Harvey 2017 for standing duty during the storm

Start date 7/5/2017

 

 

 

C Shift:
Firefighter-EMT-B

Sarah is currently certified with the TCFP as a Basic Firefighter, DSHS EMT-B  and Rescue Technician III.

Start Date 2/23/2018

Volunteers Firefighters:

Nick Beseda is currently certified with the TCFP as a Basic firefighter, Rescue technician III, and NIMS 100,200,700 & 800.

Special recognition:

Received the Hurricane Harvey 2017 for standing duty during the storm

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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