CIVIL SERVANT: Sander helps Missouri City FD achieve distinction, heads for Marble Falls FD
Missouri City Fire Chief Russell Sander has announced that he will be leaving the department after 13 years to accept the same position in Marble Falls, located west of Austin in the Hill Country.
Sander, who began his career in the Austin area, joined the Missouri City Fire & Rescue Services in 2003 as assistant chief. He became acting chief in 2005, and was named chief the following year.
Earlier this month, Missouri City was notified by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) that effective Aug. 1, 2016, it will have a Public Protection Class rating of 1/1Y, the highest rating awarded by ISO. Currently, only 26 cities in Texas and 97 cities nationwide have achieved a Class 1 rating, a prestigious group that Missouri City will soon join thanks to the many staff members, elected officials and stakeholder partners that assisted in improving public safety needs for the “Show Me City”.
“Receiving an ISO Class 1 is a huge achievement for a Fire Department. In the fire service world, it is a very high honor to have this designation,” Sander said. “An ISO Class 1 public protection rating is the highest a fire department and community can receive.