Houston’s New Fire Chief Comes From El Paso

He will replace interim Chief Rodney West, who was appointed by former Mayor Annise Parker after the departure of the previous chief a year ago. 

The City of Houston has tapped El Paso Fire Chief Samuel Peña to lead its Fire Department.

Peña rose through the ranks in El Paso to be named chief there in March of 2013.

The Houston Firefighters Union released a statement this morning wishing Peña well, but calling on him to: “Address our public safety challenges, not add to them.”




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