Highland Village Fire Chief resigns

Brad Goudie

Highland Village Fire Chief Brad Goudie has resigned, according to the city.

Goudie was hired as assistant fire chief for the city of Highland Village in February 2015 and was promoted to fire chief in July 2016, according to a city news release. He is resigning to accept the position of director of emergency services with the city of Seabrook. His resignation is effective Oct. 2.

“Chief Goudie’s leadership set the standard for improving the EMS and fire service we provide our residents,” said City Manager Michael Leavitt. “Chief Goudie will be missed in Highland Village and we wish him well in his new adventure in Seabrook.”

During his time in Highland Village, Goudie played an integral role in establishing the Heart Safe Community program, according to the city. The Heart Safe Community program is designed to provide citizens education programs on healthy lifestyles, CPR/AED education, promotion of physical fitness and healthy choices, and early access through 911 and AED’s.

As part of the first responder team approach to increase the opportunity to save a citizen’s life, Goudie played a key role in the Emergency Care Attendant training of Highland Village police officers. The ECA program enhances our EMT paramedic service.

Goudie also implemented the Life Saving Achievement Award to recognize the work done by first responders, from the Communication Officers to the Police Officers to the Firefighter/Paramedics, who came to the aid of a citizen in their most critical time of need, the news release said. Goudie has improved the heart and health safety services and programs provided to residents, enhanced emergency response and implemented public education campaigns focusing on health and safety and fire prevention.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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