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New Fire Chief in South Brazos County

August 30, 2023 - 00:00
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South Brazos County ESD 1 announced that on Aug. 21m Chief Mike Montgomery has been named by the Brazos County ESD 1 board as Fire Chief for South Brazos County ESD 1.

Chief Montgomery comes to South Brazos County ESD #1 with over 30 years’ experience in the fire service, with a significant impact in the Northwest Harris County (greater Houston) area, as well as more recently serving with Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).

Montgomery holds Texas Commission on Fire Protection certifications as Master Structure Firefighter, Master Fire Investigator, Master Fire Inspector, NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor II, Hazardous Materials Incident Commander, Wildland Firefighter, and Head of Department – Suppression.

The new chief is tasked with leading approximately 40 paid and volunteer members of South Brazos County ESD 1 Fire Department, which serves approximately 20,000 residents in a 110-square-mile area between the southern College Station city limits and the southern borders of Brazos County.

Brazos County ESD #1 is a taxpayer-funded political subdivision of the State of Texas, which was created via referendum vote in 2002, and is charged with ensuring adequate funding of local fire, EMS and rescue services. The area served by Brazos County ESD 1 extends from the south city limits of College Station to the south, east, and west county lines on the southern end of Brazos County.

South Brazos County Fire often assists Grimes County in emergencies. For more information about the department visit www.brazoscountyesd1. org.