Fire Chief Stan Tinney has more than 35 years of experience in the fire service. He started as a Fire Fighter/Paramedic with the Odessa Fire Department in 1979 and moved up the ranks, attaining the rank of Assistant Fire Chief. In September of 2012 he was appointed Fire Chief for the City of North Richland Hills. Throughout his career he has been involved in all aspects of fire services including operations, emergency medical services, fire prevention, technical rescue, education, and emergency management.
Chief Tinney is a certified Master Fire Fighter, graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program in Emmitsburg, Maryland and graduate of the Texas Fire Chiefs Academy. He has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Texas, Permian Basin, is a member of the Northeast-Richland Lions Club, International Association of Fire Chiefs and Texas Fire Chiefs Association.