UH Gets a New Assistant Fire Marshal
University of Houston Department of Public Safety’s (UHDPS) Fire
Marshal Office has experienced a few changes since January.
Along with Joe Tremont, the former Assistant Fire Marshal,
becoming the Fire Marshal for the university, Chris McDonald has
become the new Assistant Fire Marshal.
Chris became the Deputy Fire Marshal last year working closely
with Joe Tremont, Bob Bowden and all the staff in the Fire
Marshal’s Office. It didn’t take long for Chris to learn the
ropes. He brings experience from the El Paso Fire Department
with him. He spent roughly twenty-two years working as a
firefighter with the El Paso Fire Department. His knowledge and
skill base was definitely an asset to the department and the
university. With El Paso Fire Department, he created training
plans, web-based training programs, authored local fire code
amendments, developed budgets and developed newsletters.
In his short time at the University of Houston he has been able
to help ease the work load of the Fire Marshal’s Office and also
adds some new insight with regard to training and education. He
and Deputy Fire Marshal Lance Wilson worked to create a program
for the iPad that will allow all inspections, whether fire and
food, to be done in the field.
“Chris has the experience and knowledge that will keep our
division moving forward with the expansion of the campus,” adds
Joe Tremont. “His mind is open to new technology and is always
looking for a better and faster way to do business.”
UHDPS is happy to have Chris on board. We are even more
excited to see how Chris will bring the Fire Marshal’s Office
into the future.