Wes Rhodes, Fire Chief, City of Euless

Education, Training & Licenses:
Wes graduated from Arlington High School in Arlington, Texas and received an Associate’s Degree in
Fire Protection Technology from Tarrant County College in Fort Worth. He holds the following
certifications and licenses: Certified Public Manager through Texas State University, Fire Service
Chief Executive Officer through Texas A&M University, EMT, Master Firefighter, Master Fire
Inspector, Fire Officer IV, HazMat Technician, Fire Investigator, Fire Instructor, Certified Head
of Department, Fire Safety Officer, and Swift Water Technician.

Employment Background & Experience:
He began working in the fire service in 1986 for the City of Haltom City and promoted through the
ranks to the Fire Chief position, which he held until accepting his current position with the
Euless Fire Department. Since 1995, Wes has been an Adjunct Instructor with Tarrant County Fire

Awards, Recognition, Associations, & Personal Data:
Wes is the proud recipient of two Eulie Awards in 2012 and 2014; the 2011 Outstanding Leadership
Award from Tarrant County Fire Service Training Center; 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award from
Tarrant County Fire Service Training Center; 2016 Texas Association of Fire Educator’s Instructor
of the Year; and Fire Officer of the Year in 1996, 1998, and 1999 from Haltom City Fire/Rescue. He
is a member of the HEB Rotary, NEFDA Fire Chief’s President, Tarrant County Fire Academy Advisory
Board Chairperson, Tarrant County Fire Chiefs, Texas Fire Chiefs, NFPA, and Mad Dog Car Club. He
and his wife Mary (an American Airlines flight attendant) have been married for 26 years and have
two grown children. Their daughter is a hair stylist in Colleyville, and their son is currently in
paramedic school and will pursue a career as a firefighter. Wes also enjoys sports, hunting,
fishing, and is an avid car/hotrod buff.