“Chief Goudie brings a strong combination of traditional fire, EMS and emergency management coupled with data management, administration and budget preparation. His skills will round out the administrative management needs of our fire department,” stated City Manager Michael Leavitt.
Chief Goudie offers large fire department as well as small department experience as Director of Emergency Services in League City where he managed over 100 personnel in the fire department to deputy fire chief in nearby Roanoke. Goudie holds a Bachelors in Emergency Administration and Disaster Planning from the University of North Texas and is a graduate of the Texas Fire Chiefs Academy. He is a licensed paramedic, master firefighter, arson investigator master, fire inspector master and fire service instructor. In 2010 Goudie was named the Denton County Firefighter of the Year.
The second assistant fire chief position was approved in the City’s 2014-2015 budget. The position will provide data management and technology support related to fire operations.
Laurie Mullens handles public relations for the City of Highland Village.