Assistant Fire Chief Shane Glaiser has been named Interim Fire Chief of the Round Rock Fire Department. The department’s top position will be vacated at the end of this month upon Fire Chief Robert Isbell’s planned departure.
“Our Fire Department remains ready to implement several innovative projects and continue serving our community with excellence,” Round Rock City Manager Laurie Hadley said. “Chief Glaiser brings with him many years of experience and a servant’s heart to lead our department while we determine next steps.”
Glaiser began his career in Round Rock in June 1995, and has steadily promoted through the ranks over the last 26 years. He oversaw the construction of several new stations and served as the project lead for the department for the construction of the Public Safety Training Center that opened in 2018. In his role as Assistant Fire Chief, he managed the Department’s operations, strengthened partnership programs with surrounding agencies and has been involved in County-wide policy development for operations and safety.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Sam Houston State University.
“It’s an honor to continue serving the citizens of Round Rock and the members of our Fire Department in this capacity,” Glaiser said. “I’m excited to lead the amazing men and women of our team during this next chapter as we implement new ways to serve the needs of our growing community.”