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City Names Cooper as Interim Fire Chief

Rhea Cooper headshotRhea Cooper began his career with the Lubbock Fire Department (LFD), promoted up through the ranks, and retired from the LFD as Fire Chief, with over 31 years of service. Rhea is certified by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection as a Master Firefighter and as a Fire Instructor III Master. He has served on the Firefighter Advisory Committee for the Texas Fire Commission and as a Fire Commissioner. Rhea received his Bachelor of Science degree from Wayland Baptist University. He achieved the designation as Executive Fire Officer from the National Fire Academy and Chief Fire Officer Designation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence. After retiring, he became the Assistant Chief of North Branch for the Texas A&M Forest Service. He has served as Interim Fire Chief for the City of Brenham in 2021, for the City of Boerne in 2022, and Horseshoe Bay, Texas in 2023.