TROPHY CLUB, TX (March 22, 2022) - Chief Jack "J." Taylor has resigned from his position with the Town of Trophy Club to allow him the necessary time to pursue other career opportunities.
During his tenure, Chief Taylor made changes to the fire department’s response model by introducing the squad concept and worked with the Texas Fire Marshal’s Office to obtain an ISO rating of 1. The ISO-1 rating is the highest rating possible and allows Trophy Club citizens savings on their yearly insurance premiums. Chief Taylor has also conveyed tremendous respect for the many great individuals he has worked with over the last two years.
“Chief Taylor has done an excellent job during his time in Trophy Club and the Town appreciates the level in which he elevated the service the Trophy Club Fire Department provides its citizens”, said Town Manager Wade Carroll. “We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
With the resignation of Chief Taylor, Town Manager Wade Carroll employed Strategic Government Resources to locate and hire for a tenured Interim Fire Chief that could help Trophy Club as it transitions to a newly hired full time Fire Chief in the near future.
SGR was able to locate retired Fire Chief David Jones of the Keller Fire Department who retired in January of 2021 where he had been Fire Chief since 2013. Chief Jones is known as a professional, knows the area, has been active in the NEFDA organization and understands Trophy Club’s local partnerships very well.
“When I interviewed him, he had great things to say about the reputation of Chief Taylor and the Trophy Club Fire Department,” said Carroll. “He is encouraged about the great strides made in making the TCFD what it is today”.
Chief Jones began his career as a volunteer with the Keller Fire Department in January 1988 and was hired on full time in December of that year. He was later promoted to lieutenant in 1994, captain in 2007, battalion chief in 2010, and officially took the reins as chief in January 2013.
During his career he has served as the Keller’s Infection Control Officer, EMS Coordinator and Northeast Fire Department Association HAZMAT Training Coordinator, and achieved distinguished certifications as a Master Structure Firefighter, Master Instructor, Master Inspector, Fire Officer II, EMT-Paramedic, Hazardous Materials Technician and Head of Department.
Throughout his time, he also racked up a number of accolades including earning the Excellence in EMS Award in 1991, Firefighter of the Year in 1993, and Officer of the Year in 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004 and 2008. He also received the Keller’s Meritorious Service Award in 2008 for his leadership of the NEFDA HAZMAT Team.
Chief Jones has been described as having a laid-back personality that will serve him well as Trophy Club’s Interim Chief. He is also known as a stickler for following the rules and decorum of both the Department and traditions of the fire service.
“Chief Jones has agreed to take the reins for a temporary time period, and I believe will lead our department well as we search for a permanent chief”, Carroll continued.
We hope you will join us in welcoming Chief Jones into the Trophy Club Fire Family.
If you have any questions, please contact the Trophy Club Town Manager’s Office (682) 237-2900.