Operations Staff

The Galveston Fire Department suppression division is divided into three shifts. Each shift has two Battalions, each with its own Battalion Chief. The six Battalion Chiefs are responsible for day to day shift operations along with incident command at emergencies.

A- Shift

Battalion 1 - Gary Staudt

Photo of Battalion Chief Gary Staudt

Battalion 4 - Mel Rourke, Jr.

Photo Of Battalion Chief Mel Rourke


Battalion 1 - Tim Johnson

Photo of Battalion Chief TIm Johson

Battalion 4 - Vacant



Battalion 1 - Tom Winn

Photo of Battalion Chief Tom Winn

Battalion 4 - Andy Bowen

Photo Of Battalion Chief Andy Bowen