Chief Pleasant Brooks currently leads the Crowley Fire Department. After serving as the interim fire chief for four months, Brooks was selected by the city manager and confirmed by the City Council on July 17, 2014. He 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, 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 the Crowley Fire Department, he took a full-time position as a firefighter for the Bedford Fire Department. After his retirement from Bedford in May 2013, he continued to serve as Crowley's deputy fire chief.
After being appointed deputy fire chief by his predecessor, Crowley Fire Chief Robert Loftin, Brooks 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 residents. The increasingly growing population of the city creates a greater demand and necessity for a well-trained, highly efficient and timely responsive team. He aims to meet these challenges and ensure the highest level of service for the city of Crowley.
Brooks holds the following degree and certifications: Associate of Applied Science, Fire Service Administration; State-certified Emergency Medical Technician; Master Firefighter; Fire Service Instructor; Driver/Operator- Pumper; Fire Officer; Hazardous Materials Technician; and Head of Department Suppression and Prevention with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.