After a rigorous recruitment and selection process, the city named Jason Wise as its new fire chief.
“I am happy to announce that Chief Jason Wise was the choice from each level of our organization, and all believed he will be a great fit for the department and our community,” said Town Manager Wade Carroll.
“Through the recruitment process, Wise’s character and leadership qualities set him apart from other candidates and will make him a tremendous asset now and in the future for our Fire Department and the residents we serve.”
Wise is a native Texan with surprising roots in Trophy Club. He is a distant cousin of Edward Waylon Wise, who married Etta, the granddaughter of Charles Medlin, one of the original settlers of the area. Both Etta and Edward are buried in the Medlin Cemetery.
Wise recently moved to Trophy Club from Grapevine earlier this year. He began his new role in June and worked closely with the previous fire chief for a seamless transition.
He and his wife, Deidre, have been married for 26 years and are the proud parents of two remarkable children, Makenna and Dylan. The entire family lives locally and serves as healthcare professionals.
Wise holds a Master of Science degree in Emergency Services Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Administration from Columbia Southern University. He is a licensed paramedic with the Texas Department of State Health Services and holds multiple certifications under the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
Prior to coming to Trophy Club, Wise served the Southlake Fire Department, which he joined in 1997. During his tenure, he rose to the rank of Battalion Chief. He was an original member of the Honor Guard, and he helped implement and manage the department’s Health & Wellness program.
Wise said, “It is my honor to accept this position and proudly serve with the respected members of the Trophy Club Fire Department, Town Council and the Town’s executive staff. I look forward to building relationships and upholding the tradition and values that have made the town of Trophy club what it is today.”
The Trophy Club Fire Department employs 15 full-time sworn firefighters/paramedics working a shift-based schedule ensuring emergency medical and fire services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The department is led by the fire chief, a deputy chief/fire marshal and an administrative assistant. To augment full-time staffing and decrease overtime costs, the department uses part-time personnel.
“I was glad to see Chief Wise’s name as an applicant. He has an outstanding reputation in the Fire Service and is well known in the industry in our area,” said Town Manager Wade Carroll. “I was even more pleased when he accepted the job. Chief Wise will take the Fire Department to the next level in service and excellence.”