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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Frisco Battalion Chief Paul Henley New Fire Chief of Corsicana, Texas

Henley, Paul

CORSICANA, TX – March 21, 2018 – Paul Henley has accepted the position of Fire Chief of Corsicana, Texas this month. He brings with him 15 years of experience and numerous accreditations, beginning with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1991, and Master of Science degree in Fire and Emergency Management Administration from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 2014. He was a former Captain for the Fire Department of Garland, Texas and most recently, Battalion Chief of the City of Frisco, Texas.


Chief Henley holds certifications as Master Firefighter, Paramedic, Incident Safety Officer, Instructor III Master, TCPF Field Examiner, Driver/Operator, and Inspector II. Chief Henley is also credentialed as Chief Training Officer, Chief Fire Officer, Fire Service Chief Executive Officer and is completing the Executive Fire Officer with the National Fire Academy. He is currently an Adjunct Instructor with TEEX at Texas A & M University in Leadership and Officer Development. He will oversee a department of 68 employees, including 63 Firefighter/EMT staff.


Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, Chief Henley has called the DFW Metroplex his home for 30 years. He begins service in Corsicana March 26, 2018 when he officially replaces retiring Fire Chief Donald McMullan, who has been in Fire Service 44 years and served as the City of Corsicana’s Fire Chief since January 1999. Chief McMullan is credited with the planning, design, and installation of the Emergency Medical Services program for the City in 2002.


A public reception is planned for Monday, March 26 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Corsicana Government Center Lobby, 200 N 12th Street, Corsicana, Texas.


About Corsicana Fire Rescue


Corsicana Fire Rescue is a progressive organization delivering a wide variety of emergency and non-emergency services, such as fire suppression, advanced life support medical treatment and patient transportation, specialized rescue operations, hazardous material incident mitigation, response to weather-related emergencies, fire prevention inspections, public fire safety education programs and support of numerous community events.


The Corsicana Fire Department intends to be a well-respected organization, gaining the mutual trust, respect and support of the community through continuous improvement, guided by core values of integrity, courage, dedication and compassion.


About Corsicana, Texas


Corsicana, Texas is where Texas oil was born in 1894, is about 45 minutes south of Dallas on I-45. Here, the intersection of history, industry, business and creative arts is still present. Historic Downtown Corsicana, with brick streets and locally-owned boutiques, offer a friendly place to gather for festivals, events, CTX Kids happenings, and small-town celebrations. Local parks, playgrounds, sports facilities and events, under the direction of the Corsicana Parks & Recreation Department, is among the best in the state. Corsicana is home to Lake Halbert dam and recreational park and is less than 15 miles from Richland Chambers Reservoir, with recreational fishing, public boat ramps, and 330 miles of green shoreline. Richland Chambers Reservoir is the third-largest lake by surface area and the eighth-largest reservoir by water volume in Texas. The city’s ‘can do’ attitude toward business affords unique opportunities for all type of business, utilizing a variety of economic growth programs. Corsicana is home to Navarro College, which offers Associate degrees and is also a satellite facility of Texas A&M University-Commerce, through which students can receive bachelor's and graduate degrees. The city is best known as the home of the Collin Street Bakery, which has been making fruitcakes since 1896, now with global distribution, Oil City Iron Works, Inc. the city’s oldest continually operating business founded in 1866 to make parts for the owner's cotton gin and today, a ductile and gray iron foundry, and Wolf Brand Chili, a national brand started in 1895 as a downtown by-the-bowl lunch wagon.


For more information, contact the office of the City Manager, citymanager@ci.corsicana.tx.us; 903-654-4803.

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