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State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy

State Fire Marshal Chris ConnealyChris Connealy was appointed as the Texas State Fire Marshal by Governor Rick Perry in 2012. He previously served as fire chief of the Cedar Park Fire Department from 2004 to 2012.

Connealy has been in the fire service 39 years. He initially served 26 years with the Houston Fire Department and retired in 2004. He promoted through the ranks in Houston to fire chief. Connealy served as the Houston Fire Department’s accreditation manager while an assistant chief and the department became the largest accredited fire department in the world in 2001.

He has served as presiding officer on the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and the Texas Fire Chiefs Association executive board. He is the first fire chief in the United States to lead two cities (Houston and Cedar Park) to an Insurance Service Office Class 1 rating. Connealy also serves as an adjunct instructor for the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and a master’s degree from Grand Canyon University. He is accredited as a chief fire officer and is a National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer graduate.

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Last updated: 2/5/2018