Training Division

The Safety and Training division is responsible for the initial training of all recruits in areas of Advanced Structural Fire Fighting, Hazardous Materials, and Technical Rescue. Recruit training consists of 1000 hours of training over a 6 month period. This exceeds the minimum standard set by the State of Texas by approximately 500 hours.

The division is also responsible for all continuing education for the members of the department. Each member must have a total of 20 hours continuing education in fire fighting, 20 hours per year in Emergency Medical Services, and the Hazardous Materials Response Team must have an additional 10 hours of Continuing education in hazardous materials. The Training Division has many assets to aid in their mission.

All recruit training, as well as much of the continuing education training, takes place at the Fire Department Drill Field.

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Battalion Chief Todd Mudd


Battalion Chief Mudd joined the department in May of 1984. He was promoted to Fire Equipment Operator in September of 1993 and to Lieutenant in February of 1996. He was promoted to Captain in August of 2001 and has been a member of the Hazardous Materials Response Team since August of 2001. He was promoted to the position of Battalion Chief of Training and Safety on May 2, 2015. Chief Mudd holds the following TCFP certifications: Fire Investigator Basic, FF Advanced, Inspector Basic, Fire Service Instructor, Fire Officer 1, and Hazardous Material Technician. Chief Mudd received his AAS in Fire Administration from Weatherford College.

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Captain Tony Miser
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Captain Nick Hilner
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Captain Chris Duncan