Wimberley Fire Rescue FireFighters
Matt Van Ostrand, Assistant Chief
Assistant Chief Van Ostrand joined the Wimberley Volunteer Fire Department in 20XX. He received a B.A. from XXXX University and volunteered for the department while he worked on his degree. He became a full-time firefighter in 20xx . Later, Matt was offered an opportunity to become Assistant Chief of the Alpine Fire Department. This SW Texas area has a number of natural gas pipelines running through its territory. Alpine firefighters are routinely trained in gas line disaster mitigation. When Matt rejoined us here at our Wimberley station, he brought that important knowledge to our community.
As Assistant Chief and second in command, Matt manages our firefighters by setting procedures, scheduling and tracking all training and providing the required agency reporting for the Department. Assistant Chief Van Ostrand assures Wimberley Fire is operating within State and Federal guidelines while encouraging Department firefighters to obtain the many certifications required to be the best in their field. Born and raised here in Wimberley, Assistant Chief Van Ostrand has given much to our community.