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Chief Kenneth Hedges














Contact Chief Hedges
Kenneth.Hedges@cityofdenton.com
(940) 349-8830

  • Message from Chief Kenneth Hedges
    As Fire Chief of the City of Denton Fire Department, I have the honor and extreme privilege to serve beside some of the most dedicated fire professionals. The greatest compensation each member is afforded is to be identified as a Denton Fire Fighter. Each one of your Denton Fire Department members have sworn an oath to protect life and property, and they hold this responsibility with dedication and vigor. I am proud to be a part of such a diverse and talented team.

    Since the founding of the Denton Fire Department, generations of firefighters have served this City. From a modest start in 1874, the DFD protected 1,000 residents. Today, the Denton Fire Department has the responsibility to protect nearly 142,000 residents in an almost 100 square mile response area.

    The Denton Fire Department is comprised of 198 members that provide the citizens, students, and visitors of this community the highest level of emergency care and services. In addition to providing excellent emergency medical services and fire suppression, the Department also provides the following services:
    • Hazardous Materials Response
    • Swift Water Rescue
    • Technical Rescue
    • Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting
    • Fire and Arson Investigation
    • Inspections and Plan Review
    • Community Education
    • Bomb Squad Response
    • Regional Fire Training Center
    Whether you have an emergency or just a question, the Denton Fire Department is here to respond 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please browse the pages highlighting the Department and if you have any questions, you will find contact information under the Contact Us link. On behalf of myself and every member of the Denton Fire Department, we thank you for visiting this site.

    Chief Kenneth Hedges

 

Assistant Chief Brian Cox


Contact Assistant Chief Brian Cox
Brian.Cox@cityofdenton.com
(940) 349-8832

  • Bio
    Assistant Chief Brian Cox is a 1989 graduate of Denton High School. Serving 6 years in the United States Navy, his love of firefighting began, assigned as a Team Leader on the U.S.S. Vicksburg (CG 69) damage control & firefighting teams. Honorably Discharged, he was hired by the Denton Fire Department in 1999. He proudly served much of his career in Denton’s UNT district, from Fire Station 3. Advocating for Denton firefighters, he has served on the Denton Firefighter’s Association (DFFA) Executive Board and assisted in every Meet & Confer contract between the City of Denton and DFFA. He has represented the City of Denton and the State of Texas as a member of Texas Task Force 1 (TX-TF1), responding to several Texas flooding disasters, including Hurricane Harvey. Chief Cox holds master certifications in structural & aircraft firefighting, among many other certifications. He is currently completing his Bachelors in Fire Science with Purdue Global University.