New fire marshal selected

April 6, 2013


Tolar assistant fire chief and Fort Worth police detective Ray Wilson has been selected from a group of five finalists to be Hood County’s new fire marshal.

Wilson has accepted the job, County Judge Darrell Cockerham said Thursday.

The Commissioners Court will vote to ratify the decision at its regular meeting Tuesday.

Wilson replaces Brian Fine, who took another job last month. Fine also served as Emergency Management Coordinator. The county judge determines who holds that position. Cockerham said it is likely he will peg Wilson to take on those duties, as well, following his 90-day trial period as fire marshal.

The Commissioners Court interviewed the finalists on Wednesday after having received a number of applications.

“We had really, really, really good candidates,” Cockerham said.

The judge stated that some members of the Commissioners Court used a points system when the candidates were interviewed. After each candidate had been interviewed, there was unanimous agreement that Wilson was the man for the job.

“He interviewed really well,” said Cockerham. “He’s highly professional, and he’s got really good credentials.”

Wilson will start “the first of May,” the judge said.

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