Fire Chief

City of Southlake Career

  • Fire Chief (2008-present)
  • Captain of Operations (2003-2008)
  • Fire Driver/Engineer (2001-2003)
  • Firefighter/Paramedic (1997-2001)

Previous Experience 

  • Fire Captain, Aubrey Fire Department (1990-1998)
  • The Colony Fire Department (1995-1997)
  • Fire Chief, Aubrey Fire Department (1998-current)
  • Over 25 years experience in Fire Service

Southlake Community Involvement

  • Southlake DPS Citizens Academy
  • Southlake Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Volunteers in Policing (VIPS)
  • Southlake DPS Citizens Association (SDCA)


  • Teamwork Award (1998)
  • Directors Award (2006)
  • Firefighter of the Year (2007)

Education and Professional Memberships 

  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection, Advanced Fire Certification
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection, Advanced Fire Inspector
  • Texas Department of State Health Services, Paramedic Certification
  • University of North Texas, Police Officer Certification
  • Denton County Fire Chiefs Association
  • Tarrant County Fire Chiefs Association
  • Northeast Tarrant County Fire Department's Association
  • Texas Fire Chiefs Association
  • International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) - Chief Fire Officer Designation
Fire Chief Michael Starr