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Fire Department Administration

The Administration Division consists of the Fire Chief and the Assistant Chief. Administration provides overall support for the Department, including training for paid staff and volunteers, purchasing, public relations, and for developing the department's budget. Included in the budget are manpower, overtime, outside purchases, personnel development, fuel, safety clothing, building maintenance, vehicles, equipment and training. The Administration Division approves and tracks all expenditures of the department.

Fire Department History

The Morgan’s Point Resort Fire Department was founded in 1974 by Mr. Luther J. Reynolds as an all-Volunteer Department along with other concerned citizens of the community. The department was started with one truck and five members. Over the years the department grew with City. The Volunteers held many fund raisers to purchase needed equipment.

The department remained All Volunteer until May of 2005 when the City hired the first Paid Chief, Billy Richards. Chief Richards took over the department with ten active members. He came to our city with twenty- one years of experience in firefighting and EMS after retiring from the City Of Belton with the rank of Captain. Chief Richards top priority was fire training. He began a recruiting drive to bring more members into the volunteer program. As membership grew, the emphasis was turned toward the EMS First Responders and their training. Chief Richards retired in October 2015, and John Phillips was promoted to the chief position. The department now has thirty-two volunteers along with paid staff.

The Fire Department is now located at # 6 Lake Forest in the new Public Safety Center along with the Police Department and Code Enforcement.

City of Morgan's Point Resort • 8 Morgan's Point Blvd. • Morgan's Point Resort, TX 76513 • Ph:(254) 780-1334 • Fax:(254) 780-9287
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