About Our Department

Our Mission

The Channelview Fire Department (CFD) is a proud institution that has been in existence since 1949. In January of 2012, CFD transitioned from a volunteer organization to fully paid department staffed with over 85 highly motivated career firemen and paramedics. CFD currently has 2 stations. CFD provides emergency services by staffing of: 1 District Chief, 2 Class A Fire Engines (4 personnel each), 1 Ladder Company (4 personnel), 3 Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) Ambulances (2 paramedic each), and 1 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Supervisor. Services provided by the Department include:

· Fire Suppression
· Emergency Medical Care
· Rescue
· Hazardous Materials Mitigation
· Disaster Response
· Public Education

Ryan Thistle

Ryan Thistle

Fire Chief

Charlie Villegas

Charlie Villegas

Assistant Fire Chief

Jimmy Sumbera

Jimmy Sumbera

Administrator

Justin Wischnewsky

Justin Wischnewsky

District Chief

Ennio Ponte

Ennio Ponte

District Chief

Chad Mikush

Chad Mikush

District Chief

Steve Roane

Steve Roane

District Chief

Jimmy Owens

Jimmy Owens

President, Elected

Term: 5/2018 – 5/2022

Benjamin Ballew

Benjamin Ballew

Vice-President, Elected

Term: 5/2016-5/2020

Brenda Biggers

Brenda Biggers

Secretary, Elected

Term:  5/2018 – 5/2022

Eric Stricklin

Eric Stricklin

Treasurer, Elected

Term:  5/2016-5/2020

Judith Brannon

Judith Brannon

Commissioner, Elected

Term:  5/2018 – 5/2022

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