The McKinney Fire Department, well known for itsemergency response capabilities, excellent customer service and community outreach,welcomed a new member to their management team on Monday, March 5th. Following a 26-
year career with the Richardson Fire Department, rising through the ranks to the position ofBattalion Chief, Tim Mock reported for duty as the Assistant Fire Chief in charge of Operationsfor McKinney FD.
According to McKinney Fire Chief Danny Kistner, duties for the Assistant Chief of Operationsare complex and diverse. “Chief Mock is responsible for the day-to-day emergency operationsof the department. He is responsible for supervising, analyzing, and monitoring departmentaloperating procedures and standards; commanding, assisting, and/or operating on emergencyscenes; taking decisive action involving technical analysis; and assisting in the development,review and modification of departmental policies and procedures – to name only a few ofhis duties. The Assistant Chief must demonstrate and maintain an expert knowledge andunderstanding of all current trends in a modern Fire and Emergency Medical Servicesorganization, and lead by example.”
Mock, a lifelong resident of Richardson and graduate of Berkner High School completed hisBachelors degree in Fire Science, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Columbia SouthernUniversity. Known for his eagerness to learn, impeccable character, and positive attitude, Mockhas proven himself an asset to the every organization with which he is associated and to thecitizens he serves. According to Richardson City Manager Bill Keffler, “Tim’s work ethic, loyalty,and compassion played a major part in establishing a fire department of which Richardson isvery proud. Tim is an outstanding role model, and his positive management style is contagious.McKinney’s gain is Richardson’s loss.”
Committed to continuing education and professional development, Mock serves as an adjunctinstructor at the Collin College Fire Academy, an instructor at the Texas A & M Annual FireSchool and in the past instructed emergency medical services training at UT Southwestern andMethodist Medical Center. He is an Assistant Task Force Leader with Texas Task Force 2, theurban search and rescue team that responds to local and state disasters. In his off-duty time,the father of three adult sons enjoys hunting, fishing, and golf.
Mock states that he is excited by the opportunities McKinney offers. “It is an honor to behere at the McKinney Fire Department and to be associated with this dynamic and growing organization. MFD is a recognized leader. We have great men and women who are committedto providing the highest level of protection for our citizens in the safest and most cost-effectivemanner. I look forward to meeting and talking with everyone in the department and to becoming
involved in the community. My office door is always open. I want this department to beknown for two things, that we are tough and competent. Tough means we will always be heldaccountable for what we do or what we fail to do. Competent means we will never be caughtshort on our skills or our knowledge.”
According to McKinney Fire Chief Kistner, “The McKinney Fire Department is committed tokeeping our community safe from all manner of fire, burn, injury and property loss. Chief Mock isan excellent addition to our team.”
For additional information on the McKinney Fire Department, its programs or services visitwww.mckinneyfire.org or call 972-547-2860.