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Tyler Fire Department announces appointment of new Assistant Fire Chief

December 1, 2017

Press Release
For Immediate Release
Nov. 29, 2017



Tyler Fire Department announces appointment of new Assistant Fire Chief
The Tyler Fire Department announces the appointment of Captain Joey Hooton to the position of Assistant Fire Chief. Hooton began his duties as Assistant Chief on Monday, November 19, 2017. Assigned to the Administrative Division, Hooton will be responsible for planning, budgets, grants, ISO, and personnel.

Assistant Chief Joey Hooton

Hooton began his career with the Tyler Fire Department in February, 2004. Over the past 13 years, he has held the ranks of Firefighter, Driver/Engineer, and Captain. Prior to his promotion, Chief Hooton worked as the Captain on A-Shift at Station #9.

Hooton holds certifications as a Master Firefighter, Fire Service Instructor, Emergency Vehicle Technician, and Emergency Care Attendant. Additionally, he has honorably served our Nation as a Soldier in the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard. Hooton received an Associate of Arts Degree in Economics from Tyler Junior College and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Texas at Tyler.



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