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Administration Office
Fire Chief
K. Kipninger
Keith Kiplinger is entering his 7th year as Nacogdoches Fire Chief. Kiplinger served the City and County of Nacogdoches as a firefighter, paramedic and peace officer from 1989-2000. From 2000-2006 Kiplinger served the City of Dickinson in Galveston County as Fire Marshal and Director of Public Safety and Community Development.

Kiplinger returned to the City of Nacogdoches in 2006 and leads the City’s efforts in fire and emergency response, fire prevention, fire investigation, emergency management, life safety and code compliance. In addition to municipal service, Kiplinger worked with the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas as an environmental safety specialist for over ten years and has been an adjunct instructor at Angelina College and College of the Mainland.

Kiplinger earned a B.A. in Public Safety Management from St. Edward’s University in Austin and is a licensed paramedic, peace officer, fire fighter, arson investigator and public safety instructor. Keith, his wife Ashley and their daughter Katy have made Nacogdoches their home.

Office Manager
Office Manager
Terri Martin is the office manager of the Nacogdoches Fire Department. Her duties include being custodian of records, entering payroll, submitting purchase requests and travel requests, 
reconciling purchase cards, order supplies, as well as other routine clerical duties. She is also 
the person you will talk to if you request a fire truck to visit a school, schedule a birthday party 
or call the department with a question. Terri takes pride in providing excellent customer 
service to the city and her department.

Division Chief
Division Chief
Division Chief Robert Ford has been a Nacogdoches firefighter since 1994.  He spent 3 years with the Lufkin Fire Department prior to coming home to Nacogdoches.  Robert is responsible for administrative functions of the department along with providing leadership to the City's Inspection Services and Animal Services teams.  Robert also serves as the Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator for Nacogdoches County and leads the Pineywoods Incident Management Team based at Nacogdoches Fire & Rescue.

Training Officer
Training Officer
Administrative Captain Chuck French is responsible for coordinating, conducting and presenting training activities for all personnel. The Training Officer maintains individual and company training records, assesses the training needs of department personnel and develops programs to meet these needs. 

In addition he also provides customer service assistance to citizens, developers, contractors, business owners and others. Captain French assists the Emergency Management Coordinator as a member of the command or general staff and provides Wildland Training through TIFMAS for the East Branch.

Prevention/EMS Coordinator
Administrative Captain
Administrative Captain Michael Self is responsible for managing the fire prevention functions of the Department including inspections of buildings, plans review and all public fire education programs.  Michael also serves as the emergency medical services coordinator and as a member of the Pineywoods Incident Management Team.  Michael has been with Nacogdoches Fire & Rescue since 2003 and is certified as an advanced firefighter, advanced inspector, fire investigator and paramedic.

Keith Kiplinger

Keith Kiplinger

Fire Chief

P.O. Box 635030
Nacogdoches, TX 75963-5030

Ph: (936) 559-2541
Fx: (936) 569-6662