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Manchaca Fire & Rescue

OUR CORE VALUES

1. We realize the community is the reason for our existence

  • We believe that without the cooperation of the community and our stakeholders, our ability to provide progressive emergency and non-emergency services would be greatly hampered.

2. We value the faith and trust of the community, and continually work to deserve that confidence through our approach and conduct

  • We believe service delivery certainly is essential to the cohesiveness and performance of our organization.
  • Professionalism, Values, Respect and Integrity are how we should portray our actions, responses and duties.
  • We are committed to providing effective and responsive emergency and non-emergency services, always assuring the members of our community are treated with dignity and respect.

3. All members of our district are entitled to our best efforts

  • We believe our duty is to be responsive to our community and its stakeholders both on emergency and non-emergency requests; our goal to exceed customer expectations through skill, knowledge and professionalism.

4. To strive for excellence in everything we do

  • We believe the pursuit of excellence and demonstrating high professional standards are critical to our work. To ensure the best possible service for our community, we support continuous training and encourages professional development.

5. Honesty, fairness and integrity will not be compromised

  • We believe the trust placed in us by the public and our colleagues is integral to the performance our duties. We are committed to honest and ethical behavior, and will hold ourselves accountable to these values.

6. We will provide professional and courteous service at all times

  • We believe we have a duty to be involved in the community; our responsibility is to protect life, property and the environment. We are committed to fulfilling our responsibility and deepening our involvement in the community we service. No request or inquiry will go unanswered.

7. We will be sensitive to the changing needs of the community

  • We recognize and understand that the consistency of change in our community and industry impacts our business daily. We are committed to seeking out and implementing innovative and progressive thinking to address change effectively, benefiting those we serve.
 
 CHRIS BARRON   Chief Barron joined Manchaca Fire/Rescue as a member in 1990. Barron has been the Department’s Chief for over 16 years and continues to serve as the Chief of the one station, 25 member Department, which serves approx. 12 square miles, 17,000 in population and runs over 900 calls a year providing fire suppression, fire prevention, and EMS First Response services to the citizens of the area. He has led the organization from an all volunteer based organization to a combination department He has been instrumental in writing and securing eight Department of Homeland Security grants and numerous state and local grants.   Barron is an advanced certified firefighter, instructor, emergency care attendant and fire investigator and teaches CPR and first aid for the Department and local community. In 2012, he was the recipient in of the International Association of Fire Chief’s Volunteer and Combination Section Leadership Award and was instrumental in Manchaca Fire/Rescue receiving the IAFC Recruitment and Retention Award in 2011. In 2014, Barron was selected as the IAFC’s volunteer Fire Chief of the Year.   Barron is also a member of several regional and national committees and associations such as the Texas Fire Marshal’s Association, the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 1720 Committee, the State Fire Marshal’s Firefighter Fatality Advisory Board, and the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Advisory Council. Barron holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Texas State University. 

CHRIS BARRON

Chief Barron joined Manchaca Fire/Rescue as a member in 1990. Barron has been the Department’s Chief for over 16 years and continues to serve as the Chief of the one station, 25 member Department, which serves approx. 12 square miles, 17,000 in population and runs over 900 calls a year providing fire suppression, fire prevention, and EMS First Response services to the citizens of the area. He has led the organization from an all volunteer based organization to a combination department He has been instrumental in writing and securing eight Department of Homeland Security grants and numerous state and local grants. 

Barron is an advanced certified firefighter, instructor, emergency care attendant and fire investigator and teaches CPR and first aid for the Department and local community. In 2012, he was the recipient in of the International Association of Fire Chief’s Volunteer and Combination Section Leadership Award and was instrumental in Manchaca Fire/Rescue receiving the IAFC Recruitment and Retention Award in 2011. In 2014, Barron was selected as the IAFC’s volunteer Fire Chief of the Year. 

Barron is also a member of several regional and national committees and associations such as the Texas Fire Marshal’s Association, the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 1720 Committee, the State Fire Marshal’s Firefighter Fatality Advisory Board, and the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Advisory Council. Barron holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Texas State University.