Chief of Fire Department Fire Chief

Kevin Richardson

As Fire Chief for the City of Coppell, Kevin Richardson is the head Executive Officer and Director of the Fire Department. Chief Richardson began his public safety career in 1988, joined the Coppell Fire Department in 1992 and progressed through the ranks as firefighter, paramedic, engineer, captain, and battalion chief before being promoted to the position of Fire Chief in May 2006.


Texas Commission on Fire Protection:

  • Master Firefighter
  • Master Instructor
  • Master Fire Inspector?
  • Texas Department of State Health Services, Paramedic
  • Chief Fire Officer Designation (CFOD), Center for Public Safety Excellence,
  • Commission for Professional Credentialing

Professional Career

  • Master of Science Degree, Executive Public Safety Leadership
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Fire and Life Safety Engineering
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree, Fire Science Technology
  • ?National Fire Academy, Executive Fire Officer Program EFOP, Graduate


  • International Fire Chiefs Association
  • Dallas County Fire Chiefs Association
  • Denton County Fire Chiefs Association
  • Metrocrest Fire Chiefs Association

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