Meet the Chief

Fire Chief Pleasant Brooks currently leads the city of Crowley Fire Department. After serving as the Interim Fire Chief for four months, Chief Brooks was selected by the City Manager and confirmed by the City Council on July 17, 2014. Chief Brooks is the 13th Fire Chief to lead the department since it was first established in 1951.

A proud native of Crowley, and graduate of Crowley High School, Chief Brooks began his fire service career with the Crowley Fire Department in 1989 and rose through the ranks. He was promoted to Engineer/Driver in 1990, Lieutenant in 1991, Captain in 1994, and Battalion Chief in 1999. In 2000, while serving as a part-time Deputy Fire Chief for Crowley Fire Department, Chief Brooks took a full-time position as a firefighter for the Bedford Fire Department. After his retirement from Bedford in May of 2013, he continued to serve as Crowley's Deputy Fire Chief.
Fire Chief Pleasant Brooks
After being appointed Deputy Fire Chief by his predecessor, Fire Chief Robert Loftin, he took on the responsibilities of overseeing the medical and firefighting rescue areas enforcing discipline, rules and regulations among members of the department. In this position, he managed personnel, ensured proper maintenance of the department's facilities, apparatus, and equipment while simultaneously answering fire and emergency medical service calls.

As Fire Chief, he leads the activities of the department including emergency operations, prevention, and administration. Through his leadership, the department strives to prevent, protect and minimize the loss of life and property of its Citizens. The increasingly growing population of the City creates a greater demand and necessity for a well-trained, highly efficient, and timely responsive team; Chief Brooks aims to meet these challenges and ensure the highest level of service for the City of Crowley.

Chief Brooks holds the following certifications: State certified Emergency Medical Technician; Advance Firefighter, Fire Service Instructor, Driver/Operator- Pumper, Fire Officer, Hazardous Materials Technician, Head of Department Suppression and Prevention with the Texas Commission on Fire.