A COMPLETE LIST OF OUR ACTIVE LEADERSHIP & KEY PERSONNEL
2023 - 2024
Chief Scott Collard began his fire service career in 1988 with the Northeast Volunteer Fire Department in San Antonio at the age of 17 as a ”junior” firefighter. After turning 18, he was promoted to the position of firefighter with Northeast VFD. He states that he owes a debt of gratitude to the Northeast VFD, its members and the governing board for sponsoring him to attend the San Antonio Regional Fire Academy in spring of 1990. Scott graduated from the fire academy and started EMT Basic training two weeks later. He was blessed with his first paid fire service job in Harker Heights, Texas in April of 1991. He obtained his certification as a Paramedic in 1994 at the Methodist Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Scott has a diverse background of experience which includes service in an all-volunteer, all-career, combination and overseas fire service organizations. He currently holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science and maintains numerous certifications including Master Firefighter, Instructor III, Inspector III, Fire Investigator, Fire Officer III and EMS Instructor.
ASSISTANT CHIEF / FIRE OPERATIONS
Todd’s career began with North Hays County VFD in 1994, as a volunteer firefighter. Throughout the years with NHC VFD, he received numerous promotions and eventually was the very last fire chief for the then all volunteer department. During his tenure with NHC VFD, Todd received the Firefighter of the Year award four times and served on the VFD board of directors. Previously he held positions for Travis County Fire Control (TCESD4) and Horseshoe Bay Fire Department. Todd received his firefighter certification from Taylor Fire Training Academy through Austin Community College. Todd became a full time Battalion Chief for North Hays County Fire/Rescue in 2008. He is currently the Assistant Chief of Operations and has served as the interim Fire Chief twice since 2008.
ASSISTANT CHIEF / VOLUNTEERS
Bob joined the North Hays County Volunteer Fire Department in 1995 when the department was still all volunteer. He progressed through the ranks of the NHCVFD and then the North Hays County Fire Rescue and currently serves as North Hays County Fire Rescue Assistant Chief of Volunteers. Bob is a State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association certified firefighter and a commissioned firefighter with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection as well as holding certifications of Instructor I, Fire Service Inspector, Driver/Operator, Wildland FF and is an EMT. Bob has served on the NHCVFD Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, is a Texas registered professional engineer.
Assistant Chief Chas Humphrey began his career in 1991 as a volunteer firefighter/EMT for the Dimmitt Volunteer Fire Department. He soon was hired as a paid firefighter for the City of Plainview in 1995 and was sent to Taylor Fire Academy where he obtained his basic fire certification. In 1998, Chas obtained Paramedic certification and has since held several roles in the Fire/EMS including Captain, FTO, and Fleet Manager at San Marcos/Hays County EMS, Firefighter/Paramedic at Seguin FD, and Senior Paramedic/Fighter at Buda FD. In addition to these positions, Chas volunteered for over 15 years for South Hays FD where he served in many roles, including Interim Chief. In 2015, Chas joined North Hays County Fire Rescue and served as Lieutenant and then Captain before becoming Assistant Chief in 2020. Chief Humphrey holds Advanced Firefighter, Inspector, Investigator, Fire Officer 4, Fire Service Chief Executive Officer, Fire Instructor 3, Hazmat Technician, and many more certifications with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. He is a Certified Paramedic and an Instructor for the Texas Department of Health Services.