Russel Wilson, Fire Chief
Kenneth Parker, Assistant Fire Chief
Dana Massey, Assistant Fire Chief
The mission of the Katy Fire Department is to respond with integrity and pride, and serve with knowledge and compassion, while making a difference everyday in every way.
The Katy Fire Department provides primary fire and emergency medical services to the City of Katy and some surrounding areas. The department has grown from an all volunteer based department to a professional department with paid personnel. The department was developed and conceived by volunteers wanting to serve their community.
Our stations house modern apparatus, including Class A pumpers, ambulances, high-water rescue and booster trucks, a swift water boat and aerial ladder trucks. Our stations are also equipped with numerous other types of firefighting, lifesaving and rescue equipment and safety gear for the firefighters.
The Katy Fire Department provides our citizens, businesses and visitors with the highest level of protection against loss of life and property. The department is an integral part of the community and cognizant of neighborhood needs and priorities. Our staff is highly trained in all aspects of rescue, emergency medical services, fire prevention and suppression, and the control of other hazardous situations.
Chief Russell "Rusty" Wilson
Chief Wilson began his fire service career with the Irving, Texas Fire Department, where he spent over 27 years. While working his way through the ranks to become Assistant Fire Chief, Russell earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Texas, and went on to complete his Master of Science in Fire and Emergency Management Administration at Oklahoma State University. Russell is certified as a Fire Service Chief Executive Officer, has completed the Texas Fire Chiefs Academy, and has obtained his Chief Fire Officer Designation.
In May of 2016, Russell assumed the Fire Chief position for the City of Katy. During his tenure at Katy, Chief Wilson has restructured the Fire Department and led the department through the process and obtaining of a Class 1 designation by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). Chief Wilson was named the Fire Chief of the Year for 2017 by the Texas Fire Chiefs Association.
Russell Wilson has been married to his wife, Lisa, for 30 years. They have two children; a daughter, Schann, and a son, David.