News and Current Events

Congratulations to Billy Williams on his promotion to Battalion Chief!

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Billy Williams

Billy Williams has served over 20 years with the Kerrville Fire Department and the last 5 years as the C-Shift Lieutenant. He is an active member of the Technical Rescue Team, Field Training Officer, TxTFl Water Team, and STRAC Water Rescue Team.

He earned an Associate Degree in Fire Service Leadership, TCFP-Master Structure Firefighter, Fire Instructor II, Fire Officer II, Intermediate Fire Investigator, DSHS-Paramedic and numerous continuing education & training certifications. He earned the Firefighter of the Year in 2015 and Officer of the Year in 2019. Billy Williams sets the standard as an officer for his personnel and our department.

Please join us in congratulating Billy Williams on his promotion to Battalion Chief. 

Congratulations to Kerrville Fire Department’s newest Driver, Myron Fiedler!

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Myron Fiedler

Myron Fiedler was born and raised in Fredericksburg, Texas.  However as of 2018, he and his wife Dana and their 3-year-old son Chance reside in Boerne, Texas.  Myron, however, has been a firefighter with the City of Kerrville for 13 years.  Myron says he always wanted to be a firefighter and as a child, he would dress up as one. Both his dad and step-dad were also in the fire service.  We are lucky to have Myron as a member of the Kerrville Fire Department.  Please join us in congratulating Myron Fiedler on his promotion to Driver! 

Congratulations to Micah Booth on his promotion to Driver!

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Micah Booth
Micah Booth was born and raised in Kerrville and is a Tivy High School graduate. Micah and his wonderful wife Meagan recently purchased a new home here for their family of four children, Brylee, Degan, Gavin and Mazelynn. Micah says that he has wanted to be a firefighter “ever since I was a little kid”. He has been with the City of Kerrville for 12 years, 11 of those in the Fire Department, and was the recipient of the 2017 Firefighter of The Year award. Micah is the Disc Golf Coordinator for the Summer Texas Firefighter Games, which will be held in Mansfield this year and raises money for several charities. The Fire Department is happy to congratulate Micah on his promotion to Driver!

Tanner Brown Moves to Firefighter

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Tanner Brown
Tanner Brown has been in Kerrville for two years, by way of Mason, Texas.  Tanner has family in the Kerrville area and likes spending time at a ranch near Tierra Linda.  Tanner's lovely wife Casey is an RN at Peterson Regional Medical Center, doubling our community's luck in the field of health care.  Tanner began his career in firefighting at the age of 18 as a volunteer in Mason, after his buddies became involved.  He find's the career exciting.  Tanner says he is a "gear head" and enjoys hot rods and drag boats.  We are so glad to have Tanner as a member of our department.

KFD Water Operations Team Currently Training in New Zodiak F420 Rescue Boat

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Kerrville Fire Department members Bobby Cummings, Stephen Langlinais II and Jaran Floyd practice rescue operations on Lake Nimitz in the KFD’s new Zodiak F420 rescue boat.
  When bad weather and rising floodwaters strike Kerr County, the Kerrville Fire Department now has a new way to respond to rescue operations on the Guadalupe River.
  The department recently acquired a Zodiak F420 rescue boat, a fully-inflatable water craft designed specifically to help emergency personnel respond quickly to crisis situations.
  The KFD’s Water Operations Team has been practicing with the boat on Lake Nimitz.
“We practice our skills in a nice calm environment like this, and then translate that over to a swift water environment when we have the opportunity," Kerrville Fire Department Battalion Chief Mark Logue said.
  The training is vital. Only six of the KFD’s 17-man Water Ops team have any type of boat training experience. Two are unlimited boat operators, which means they can operate in flat or flood water, or in swift water conditions, in day or night. The other four are currently approved only to operate day or night in flat water or flood water conditions.
  “Slowly we’re going to bring up the whole team,” Logue said. “Our goal is all 17 team members can operate in any water conditions regardless of the time of day.”
  The unit has also been working on water-related victim recovery.  “You’ll have a man overboard in the water, and they’ll pick up that victim and get them back in the boat,” Logue said. “This translates into a swift water environment where the conditions are a lot more hazardous and under a lot more stress.”
Kerrville Fire Chief Dannie Smith is thankful to have the new craft.
  “It’s our hope that we never have to use this equipment,” Smith said. “However, if a water rescue is needed, this is a critical asset to effect a proper response in Kerrville and Kerr County.

50th Anniversary of Captain Clifford E. Blackwell's Line of Duty Death

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October 20th is the 50th anniversary of Captain Clifford E. Blackwell’s Line of Duty Death in 1967. The decommissioned station at 407 Harper Road, Fire Station #2, was formally dedicated as “Clifford Blackwell Fire Station” on August 26, 1969. In September of 2002, the City opened up the new Fire Station #2 located at 1750 Goat Creek Road. On February 6, 2010, the City hosted a fire station rededication ceremony and the new Fire Station #2 was formally rededicated as Clifford Blackwell Fire Station. On the 43rd anniversary of Captain Clifford E. Blackwell’s death, the department began an honored tradition of polishing the brass letters and plaques which are attached to the station. These are the same brass letters and plaques that were attached to the original Blackwell Fire Station on Harper Road.

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Kerrville receives TML Municipal Excellence Award for Fire Department's smoke detector outreach program!

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  The City of Kerrville was honored October 4, 2017 with a Texas Municipal League Municipal Excellence Award for the Kerrville Fire Department’s smoke detector outreach program. Pictured from left are Kerrville City Manager Mark McDaniel, Fire Chief Dannie Smith, Deputy Fire Marshal Jason Lackey, Division Chief Fire Marshal Chris Lee, Mayor Bonnie White, and City Councilmember Vincent Voelkel.
  The City of Kerrville Fire Department has been involved in a multi-year, multi-agency effort to ensure that there is at least one smoke detector inside every structure in the community. Partnering with the American Red Cross and the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office, members of the Kerrville Fire Department have conducted a number of block walks in neighborhoods throughout the City. These teams get to know citizens, check all smoke detectors in their homes, replace batteries, and install new smoke detectors, thanks to a generous donation from Home Depot, where needed. When a resident isn’t home, the teams leave door hangers with helpful reminders. While significant progress has been made, the Fire Department will continue to work to reduce and prevent the number of fires and fire-related injuries within the City of Kerrville well into the future.
  "Smoke alarms save lives, and our goal is to have a working smoke alarm in every home in the City of Kerrville,” Dannie Smith said.

For more information about smoke detectors please click here.

The Kerrville Fire Department Welcomes Our Newest Firefighter/Paramedic, Travis Huser!

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Travis Huser
Travis Huser is a native of Kerrville and a Tivy High School graduate, class of 2009.  Travis went from high school directly to the Killeen Fire Academy, and graduated from the Central Texas College Paramedic Program.  Travis has wanted to be a fireman since he was a little boy, and thinks that being able to help people as a paramedic is very rewarding.  "Every day is something new", says Travis.  "There is never a dull moment."  Travis is engaged to be married this November to his beautiful fiancé Hailey.  He enjoys hunting for whitetail, quail and dove.  We're glad to have him as the newest member of the Kerrville Fire Department.

Congratulations to the new C Shift Battalion Chief, Steven Boyd!

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Steven Boyd

I grew up in Fritch, Texas. It is a small town located in the beautiful country of the Texas Panhandle. After graduating from Sanford-Fritch I attended College at West Texas A & M for a year. I then transferred to South Plains College where I met my beautiful wife of 19 years. I attended South Plains College until I decided to pursue a career in the fire service. In 1999, I graduated from Amarillo College Fire Academy and began working for the Perryton Fire Department shortly after. While in Perryton we had two wonderful kids, my daughter Skylar who is 18 and just graduated from Tivy and my son Sterling who is 15 and a sophomore at Tivy. In 2002 I began my career with the Kerrville Fire Department as a firefighter/paramedic. In 2008, I was promoted to driver when Station 4 opened up. I served as a driver for 4 years and then promoted to Lieutenant in 2012. In 2016, I completed my degree in fire science through South Plains College. I served as a Lieutenant for 5 ½ years until promoting to Battalion Chief. I’m excited and looking forward to serving the department and the citizens of Kerrville in my new position.

Congratulations to the Kerrville Fire Department's newest Driver, Arnie Segura!

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Arnie Segura

The Kerrville Fire Department would like to congratulate Firefighter and Licensed Paramedic Arnie Segura on his recent promotion to Driver.  Arnie, recipient of the KFD EMS Person of the Year Award for 2016, joined the Department in 2013 after graduation with a degree in EMS from Odessa College.  Arnie originally wanted to study banking and finance, but after being convinced by friends to try Emergency Services he says he became hooked.  "I am thankful for all of the advice and help along the way, from the Fire Academy in Odessa to everyone in the Kerrville Fire Department", Arnie said.  Arnie came to Kerrville when he was just six years old.  He is happily married to his lovely wife Sarah, and they have two beautiful and smart daughters, Lily and Rosie.  We are lucky to have them all as a part of the KFD family.