Chief Summers joined the Waco Fire Department on March 30, 2020, after being confirmed by the Waco City Council on March 17th. Chief Summers is Waco’s eighth Fire Chief in the department’s more than 100-year history. He is a distinguished Fire Service leader with strong leadership and management skills with over 34 years in the fire service.
For nine years, Chief Summers served as the Fire Chief of the Little Rock Fire Department. Under his leadership, the achieved both ISO Class 1 and International Accreditation through the Center for Public Safety Excellence- a dual distinction held by only 0.29% of all fire departments in the United States.
Chief Summers has demonstrated experience in influencing, decision making and coaching in all levels of supervision and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Emergency Management and an Associates of Applied Science degree in Fire Science. He is married to his wife of thirty four years, Jeanette, and they have three children and four grandchildren.