By Stacie Durham, PIO McKinney Fire Department
McKinney Fire Chief Danny Kistner announced on Monday, July 30, that Battalion Chief Dwayne Henderson has been named Fire Marshal for the City of McKinney. Henderson has served as interim Fire Marshal since May 2012.
Since joining the McKinney Fire Dept. in 1996, Henderson promoted through the ranks to his current position of Battalion Chief in charge of Planning and Development. He holds certifications through the State of Texas as a Master Firefighter, Intermediate Instructor, Basic Inspector, Hazardous Materials Technician and is a licensed Paramedic. Henderson is married and has three children.
According to Kistner, “Chief Henderson has done an outstanding job as interim Fire Marshal. He has reviewed operations and processes within the office, evaluated programs and responsibilities of personnel within the operation and implemented positive changes. He facilitated a smooth transition following the retirement of his predecessor, ensuring that our customers and citizens continue to receive the highest level of customer service; and, that life safety and community risk reduction efforts remain the top priority of this area of Fire Department operations.”
Henderson is excited about his permanent appointment to the position. “I appreciate the confidence that Chief Kistner has shown in my ability to manage this important area of fire department responsibilities. Fire prevention through planning, engineering and technology affords us the chance to save property and lives. I look forward to the opportunities and challenges of my new position,” stated Henderson.
The McKinney Fire Department is committed to providing our citizens with the highest level of customer service through positive fire and life safety efforts, as well as emergency response. For information on any of our programs, including home safety inspections, business inspections, and educational programs, visit www.mckinneyfire.org or call 972-547-2879.
Photo courtesy of McKinney Fire Department. Story submitted by Stacie Durham, Public Information Officer for the McKinney Fire Department.