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September 30, 2020

Administration Division

 
The Administration Division is comprised of a staff of three which includes the Fire Chief, Fire Marshal and an Executive Assistant. Our administration responds to change, solves problems and collaborates on issues, assesses community needs and resources required to meet those needs, and formulates plans to provide comprehensive and cost-effective services to our customers—the citizens of Red Oak. These personnel are also responsible for strategic and budgetary planning, quality assurance, the setting of policies and overall management of all departmental activities.

The Administration offices are at the Central Station, located at:
547 N. Methodist Street
Red Oak, Texas 75154
Fire Chief Ben Blanton
bblanton@redoaktx.org

Fire Marshal Nathan Diaz

469-218-7712 Direct
Executive Assistant Kendra Worthy
469-218-7713 Direct
469-218-7719 FAX

Fire Chief Ben Blanton
Oct 17, 2010

Chief Blanton is an 24 year veteran of the fire service.  After finding his passion for the fire service while volunteering for the Red Oak Fire Department in the mid 90’s, he joined the Atlanta Texas Fire Department full time in 1997. In 1998 he joined the Rowlett Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic where he worked his worked his way up to Driver/Engineer, Arson Investigator, and Fire Inspector.  On his days off from shift work he was an instructor at Navarro College Fire Academy and the Fire Science Protection Technology Program Coordinator.  Mr. Blanton grew up in Red Oak and has been married for 15 years with a 14 year old daughter.
Mr. Blanton holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Officer from Navarro College.  He is also a Master Police Officer, Law Enforcement Instructor, and Firearms Instructor.  His fire certifications include Master Firefighter, Master Fire Inspector, Master Arson Investigator, Master Fire Service Instructor III, Driver/Operator, Incident Safety Officer, Fire Officer IV, and EMT-Paramedic.

 


Fire Marshal Nathan Diaz
Aug 24, 2020
Fire Marshal Nathan Diaz is a 19 year veteran of the fire service.  After starting a careering in the fire   service as a volunteer for the Ferris Fire Department in 2001 to 2004 and then the Waxahachie Rural Fire Department from 2004 to 2007, he joined the Lancaster Fire Department full time in 2008. Mr. Diaz worked he’s way up from a Firefighter to Fire Marshal.  Mr.
Executive Assistant Kendra Worthy
Oct 17, 2010

Kendra Worthy has 11 years experience as a Fire Department Administrative Assistant; 4 of those years as an Executive Assistant with Red Oak Fire Rescue.  Kendra is responsible for providing administrative and clerical assistance to the Fire Chief and Fire Marshal.  Her duties include office management, budget preparation and maintenance, departmental reports, website maintenance, payroll submittal, appointment scheduling, preparation of presentation materials, event coordination, and provide customer service to the general public and various agencies.  Kendra holds a Texas Municipal Clerks Certification.  

Kendra is the main contact for ROFR and may be reached at:

 
Red Oak Fire Rescue
547 N Methodist Street
Red Oak, Texas 75154
469-218-7713 Direct
469-218-7719 FAX



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