City of Irving Names Victor Conley Irving Fire Chief

IRVING, TEXAS, March 12, 2014 — Interim City Manager Steve McCullough has announced Victor Conley as his nomination for Fire Chief and the City Council will consider this during the March 20 Council Meeting. In this capacity, Conley will be responsible for the administration of Irving’s Fire Department, supervising 318 fire personnel with a general fund budget of $36 million. Conley has most recently served as Irving’s Interim Fire Chief.

“Having worked almost 30 years with the Irving Fire Department, Chief Conley has established himself as a proven leader,” said Interim City Manager Steve McCullough. “The Chief has tremendous depth in training and experience. Among other qualities, he understands the need for technical relevance and he is focused on resident relations.”

Earlier this year, the Texas Fire Chiefs Association named Conley 2013 Texas Fire Chief of the Year. In Irving’s 2012 Resident Survey, residents expressed an 87 percent satisfaction rate with the Irving Fire Department.

Conley’s career in the fire department began in 1986 with the City of Irving as a firefighter. He has risen through the ranks serving as Fire Equipment Operator, Lieutenant, Captain, and Assistant Fire Chief. Since August 2012 he has served as Interim Fire Chief.

“I’m excited for this opportunity and eager and ready to take the Fire Department to the next level.” said Conley. “Residents can continue to expect exceptional service from firefighters, paramedics, and prevention personnel at the Irving Fire Department.”

In addition to accumulating a number of advanced certifications, Conley also enjoys giving back to the community. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Irving YMCA and volunteers for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Make-A-Wish Foundation and assists the Scottish Rite Hospital with events.

Conley holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia Southern University in Fire Science.

About the City of Irving
Irving is the second city in the nation and the first in the State of Texas to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (2012) as well as the first municipality in Texas’ history to receive the Texas Award for Performance Excellence (2011). Irving is the 13th largest city in the state with 217,000 residents and is home to the largest office park in North Texas, where a number of Fortune 1000 companies are headquartered.

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