Meet the Chief
Fire Chief Jack “J.” Taylor
Prior to being named as Fire Chief for the Town of Trophy Club, Chief Taylor spent 25 years of his fire service career with the Irving, Texas Fire Department. He worked his way through the ranks to become Assistant Fire Chief in 2014 and filled that position for his final 6 years in Irving. Chief Taylor also served as the department’s Public Information Officer (PIO) while being Assistant Chief of Operations. He retired from Irving in 2020.
Jack, or “J.” as he is commonly known, earned his Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Columbia Southern University in January 2021. He previously earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and has also earned two Associate Degrees from Tyler Junior College in Kinesiology and EMS. Chief Taylor is a graduate of the distinguished Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program at the National Fire Academy, is certified as a Fire Service Chief Executive Officer (FS-CEO), has completed the Texas Fire Chiefs Academy that earned him the Chief Fire Executive (CFE) designation, and has obtained his Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Designation through the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSCE).
On March 30, 2020, J. assumed the Fire Chief position for the Town of Trophy Club. Chief Taylor has already restructured the Fire Department into being a fully paid department and has plans to build on the great foundation already in place at TCFD. Through Chief Taylor’s guidance, TCFD received the rare and highly coveted ISO-1 rating designation in 2021. This was a substantial jump from the previous ISO-3 status TCFD received in 2008.
J. Taylor has been married to his wife, Staci, since 1993. They are blessed to have two sons; Jack and Nick. They enjoy traveling together and anything Disney or sports related.
Chief Taylor officiated football for 25 years with his final 17 seasons being in the college ranks. Chief Taylor worked as Field Judge in the Southland Conference, Western Athletic Conference, Big XII Conference, and his final 5 years in the Southeastern Conference, where he retired from football after the 2018 season. His last game as an official was the 2018 CFP National Semifinal between Clemson and Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium.