The public is invited to meet College Station’s new fire chief, Jonathan McMahan, at a welcome reception on Friday from 3-5 p.m. at Fire Station No. 6
. Chief McMahan will be sworn-in to his new position and the reception will follow.
McMahan is a fifth-generation Texan who comes to College Station from Rural Metro Fire Department in Tucson, Ariz., where he has been fire chief and regional director since 2013. His experience
in the firefighting industry spans more than 25 years.
Chief McMahan will lead a department that has been under interim leadership since June 2016, when former Chief Eric Hurt retired after 35 years with CSFD. The duties have been handled during that time by 32-year department veteran Joe Don Warren.
About the College Station Fire Department
The College Station Fire Department is an accredited agency through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. It is comprised of more than 150 highly trained men and women and has an FY17 budget of $16.85 million.