Fire Chief Russell Shelley joined the River Oaks Fire Department in April 2014. Chief Shelley previously served as the Fire Chief in Colleyville, TX and Sansom Park, TX. Chief Shelley has more than 24 years of experience in the fire service and he has spent 16 of those years as a Chief Officer.
Chief Shelley holds the following certifications:
Fire Officer II
Hazardous Materials Technician
Fire Instructor II
Head of Suppression Department
In addition to certifications, Chief Shelley’s formal education includes:
Associate of Applied Science in Fire Protection Technology – Tarrant County College
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety/Fire Science – Columbia Southern University
Master of Science in Executive Fire Service Leadership & Disaster Planning – Grand Canyon University
Executive Fire Officer - National Fire Academy
Certified Public Manager – University of Texas at Arlington
Chief Shelley and his wife Amy have been married for more than 17 years and have two sons: Ryan (16) and Reese (15). His hobbies include coaching little league baseball, movies, travel, church activities, and watching his sons perform in band and baseball.