The Office of The Houston Fire Department Chief


Interim Fire Chief Rodney West
600 Jefferson, Ste. 700
Houston, TX 77002

HFD Interim Fire Chief Rodney West


Chief Rodney West started his career in April of 1990 in one of the busiest stations in the country, HFD fire station 46 in Houston‘s Southside. In 1996 he promoted to the Communication Division of HFD where he rose to the rank of Deputy Chief of Communication. In 2013 he was appointed to Assistant Chief, under current Fire Chief Terry Garrison, where he maintained command of the Communications Division and assumed command of Special Events and Special Projects.  The following year Chief West was appointed to his current position of Executive Assistant Fire Chief in charge of Planning and Administration.

Chief West’s appointment to interim Fire Chief took effect October 31, 2015.