Congratulations to the City of Longview's Fire Chief, J.P. Steelman! Chief Steelman has been awarded the 2015 Fire Chief of the Year Award presented by the Texas Fire Chiefs Association (TFCA). The award presentation took place May 3, 2016, at the annual TFCA Executive Conference in Galveston, Texas.
The Texas Fire Chiefs Association recognizes Chief Steelman for his dedicated service and involvement on the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Fire Fighter Advisory Committee; serving as the Northeast Regional Director for TFCA's Executive Board; serving as a member of the Development Team for TFCA's Company Officer Symposium, as well as TFCA's newly developed Texas Fire Service Diversity Committee.
2016 marks Chief Steelman's 26th year of faithful service to the great city of Longview, where he extends his assistance throughout the community in various local organizations and other committees. He is currently serving as President of the Longview-Greggton Rotary Club, as a member on the Board of Directors for SeeSaw Children's Place, as a board member for the Kilgore College Fire Academy, and as a community board member for the Sabine Industrial District. Chief Steelman also volunteers for Junior Achievement's "Our Community" program within the Longview ISD Elementary Schools.
The Longview Fire Department is extremely proud of Chief Steelman and all that he does for our community and the great state of Texas' Fire Service alike!