Darrell Dover was appointed to the position of Fire Chief May 1, 2017.
Chief Dover has 22 years of experience working in the fire service. Chief began as a volunteer firefighter at the age of 16, and began working as a full time firefighter in 1995 with the city of Kirby Fire Department. While working for the City of Kirby, Chief was named Firefighter of the year in 1995, and again in 1997 becoming the first person to be named Firefighter of the year twice by the department.
Chief was offered a job with the Castle Hills Fire Department and began working for our city January 1, 1999. He worked shift work (24 hours on, then 48 hours off) for over 20 years. During that time he began working towards obtaining an Associate's degree in Fire Science from San Antonio College as well as graduating from the Texas Fire Chief’s Academy. Chief Dover was promoted to Lieutenant in 2007, and then to Captain in 2016. Chief Dover holds certifications a Certified Fire Inspector, Fire/Arson Investigator, Texas Peace Officer, and Certified Fire Executive. In addition to his job as Fire Chief, he also serves as the city’s Fire Marshal.
Chief Dover has been married to his wife, Heather, since May of 1998, and they have two children.