City seeks residents for Emergency Services Advisory Board

A newly established Emergency Services Advisory Board will allow residents to provide direct feedback to Temple Fire & Rescue.

“Our first priority is to respond to the needs, desires and priorities of our community,” Fire Chief Mitch Randles said. “This board will give us valuable input into what the community desires and expects of their fire department.

As a result of the City Council’s recent updates to Boards and Commissions, the former Public Safety Advisory Commission has now been split into two unique boards – one for Temple Fire & Rescue and one focusing on the Temple Police Department.

The Emergency Services Advisory Board advises the City Council and City staff on matters pertaining to the Fire Department. The Board may study, recommend and review policy, programs, and concepts utilized in other communities which are designed to increase safety and improve quality of life, effectiveness of the Fire Department and communication between the Fire Department and the community. The subject areas will include but are not limited to Fire response, Emergency Medical Service response and transport, Emergency Preparedness and Response, and 911 services.  

The board will consist of nine members – two representing each City Council district and one at-large member.

“Temple Fire & Rescue does so much more than just put out structure fires,” City Manager Brynn Myers said. “From emergency preparedness to disaster response, this board will advise the fire department on all aspects of emergency services.”

The City is currently accepting applications for residents interested in serving on various Boards and Commissions. Visit to apply.