The City named Assistant Chief Shane Glaiser as the interim Fire Chief in October 2021. Chief Glaiser is responsible for the overall management and strategic planning of the Fire Department.
Glaiser had been the Assistant Chief in charge of Operations since February 2017. He has also served in every other rank in the Round Rock Fire Department since he started his career here in June of 1995.
Glaiser holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Sam Houston State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration from Columbia Southern University. He completed the Fire Service Chief Executive Officer Program at the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service and the Certified Fire Executive Program with the Texas Fire Chiefs Association.
Chief Glaiser has been married for 22 years to his wife, Dusky, and they have two children Cody and Skylar
Fire Chief Shane Glaiser
Administrative Support Services
The Fire Department’s Support Service Division is responsible for:
- asset accountability
- vehicle maintenance
- new programs committee
- recruiting functions
- facilities management
- long-range planning
- procurement of equipment
- office and janitorial supplies
The division is also responsible for all staffing and operations of the department.
Hazardous Materials Team
The Fire Department has a skilled Hazardous Materials Team specially trained to handle dangerous goods or physical conditions that can harm people, property or the environment.
The team is comprised of 21 firefighters and one Team Leader. Seven of these team members are on each shift, with the majority of the team housed at Fire Station 6. The team has a trailer that carries all of their supplies in the event of an incident.
Team members participate in a total of 36 drills in conjunction with the Williamson County Hazardous Materials Team and the 6th civil Defense Team. 33 percent of the Hazmat Drills that take place in Williamson County are hosted in Round Rock. These drills allow the team to exercise their skills and allow them to be prepared in the event of a situation that requires their expertise.
Additionally, the Fire Department sends firefighters that are not certified as Hazardous Materials Technicians to attend training. The firefighters who complete the class successfully become members of the Hazardous Materials Team.
The Fire Department’s Wildland Response Team is specially trained for Wildland Fire mitigation. The team is an active member of the Texas Interstate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS), which provides the framework to mobilize personnel and equipment available in unaffected regions of the state to areas that have suffered from natural disasters.
The team, comprised of 23 firefighters and one Team Leader, is expected to attend monthly training to be prepared to respond to an incident. Eight members are on each shift with the majority of the team members assigned to Fire Station 1. Station 1 houses a Type 1 Engine (regular fire engine), a pull truck and trailer containing a wildland UTV and equipment, and two Type 6 Engines (brush truck). One of the Type 6 Engines is a TIFMAS asset that is stored and utilized by the Round Rock Fire Department. In addition to their response within city limits, these vehicles and personnel are available for response in Williamson County, regionally, within the state, and at the national level.