Fire Marshal/Emergency Management
206 S. State St.
Decatur, Texas 76234
Chuck Beard is the Wise County Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Coordinator. As county fire marshal, Chuck is responsible for coordination of fire protection in the county, the investigation of arson fires that occur in the unincorporated areas, and conducting fire inspections of state licensed facilities. As Emergency Management Coordinator, he works with various emergency services groups to update and maintain emergency operation plans, conducts training and exercises, and assists the county judge in coordinating the response to disasters.
Chuck began his public safety career in 1985 as a Firefighter/EMT for the Parker County Fire Department. In 1989, Chuck transferred to the Weatherford Fire Department. While employed with Weatherford he became an Inspector/Investigator and has worked in every area of the fire/rescue operations, spending the last 10+ years as a Captain/Battalion Chief in operations. Chuck retired from Weatherford in 2012 and has been working par-time with the Parker County ESD 7 as a Firefighter/EMT and the Willow Park Fire Department as a Fire Inspector. In June, 2013 Chuck began his career with Wise County as Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Coordinator.
Chuck holds numerous certifications from the State of Texas including Master Arson Investigator, Master Fire Investigator, Master Firefighter, Master Fire Instructor, Fire Officer, Incident Safety Officer, Wildland Firefighter, Fire Inspector and Advanced Peace Officer.