J. Taylor has been the fire chief for Trophy Club for just a little over a year, and yet he’s proven to be a great asset for this community. Chief Taylor brings extensive experience with emergency services, including twenty-five years with the Irving Fire Department. J. and his wife Staci relocated to Trophy Club when J. filled the position as fire chief and they immediately fell in love with the area.
One of the first assignments that fell on J.’s shoulders was handling the Insurance Service Offices (ISO) rating, which is evaluated every ten years and ISO helps insurance agencies determine their rates. Chief Taylor was able to institute changes that not only made Trophy Club safer for residents but also improved the ISO rating from a 3 to a 1 - which is the highest rating. Part of those changes was centered around the Community Risk Reduction plan. This includes all the things to make a community safer, such as educational programs, first-aid and CPR programs, and fall and fire prevention. “Beyond fire and EMS services, most of what we do during the day is going out and doing those preventative type things to try to make everybody safer. So that’s where a lot of our focus is,” says Chief Taylor.
The Trophy Club Fire Department currently holds 15 full-time firefighter-paramedics, one fire truck and one ambulance. But what makes this department so unique is the relationship with neighboring towns like Roanoke, Westlake and Southlake.
“There are times when we can’t effectively fight a fire with just one piece of equipment, so we have automatic agreements with the surrounding communities that when we have that emergency, dispatch automatically dispatches them as if we’re one department.”
The camaraderie and respect among these various departments working toward one goal allows Chief Taylor to get everyone in position and orchestrate a successful strategy to save lives and property.
The Trophy Club Fire Department is committed to humbly serve, save lives, and protect property. The Trophy Club fire station is located at 295 Trophy Club Drive, Trophy Club, TX 76262, and is available for educational tours with advance notice. A meeting/training room is also available. Learn more at trophyclub.org/173/fire.