Vice President Chief Jack Collier


  • Began professional firefighting career for the Temple, TX FD-Oct.21,1974
  • Promoted to Driver in 1976; received Paramedic Certification July, 1978
  • Completed Fire Science degree from Temple College, 1979
  • Promoted to Captain of EMS in 1982
  • Graduated from Texas State University with Bachelor of Science degree
  • Appointed to Fire Science Faculty, Temple College
  • Promoted to Deputy Chief in 1988
  • Retired from Temple FD December 1995; 21 years
  • Appointed as Fire Chief for the City of Del Rio, TX January 1996
  • Appointed as Fire Chief/EMC for New Braunfels, TX August 1998
  • Appointed as Texas A&M University/TEEX instructor of WMD courses
  • Developed Texas Fire Officer Program curriculum and promoted to Program Manager
  • Worked closely with Chief Allan Brunacini and Phoenix FD bringing Texas Chiefs to Phoenix to train in their Fire Command Training Center
  • Appointed as Superintendent of Fire for Jefferson Parish, LA September 2004
  • Appointed as Fire Chief/EMC for City of Harker Heights, TX May 2006-Present
  • Master Firefighter certification, TCFP; Chief Fire Officer Designation; Licensed Paramedic
  • Vice President of Texas, Southwest Division of the IAFC Board of Directors–2011-present
  • Chair of Administrative Council, Florence United Methodist Church
  • Member of the Bishop’s Senior Relations Committee, Central Texas Region

Significant Emergency Events

  • Countless multiple alarm fires; hostage events; mass casualty incidents
  • Luby’s Cafeteria Massacre in Killeen, TX 1991
  • Mount Carmel siege, Waco, TX 1993
  • Floods of 1998 * – Del Rio, TX (Aug.1998) and* New Braunfels, TX(Oct. 1998)
  • Flood of 2001 * – New Braunfels, TX (Aug. 2001)
  • Hurricane Katrina *, Jefferson Parish, LA (Aug. 29, 2005)
  • Hurricane Rita *, Jefferson Parish, LA (Sept.30, 2005)

(*denotes Presidential Declaration)

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