J.P. Steelman

Last modified on: 10-12-2017 15:59:26

Fire Chief

Entered Office: 2010

General Information

Home Town: Longview

Personal Information

J.P. Steelman of Longview is the fire chief and emergency management coordinator for the City of Longview and an instructor at Kilgore College in both the Emergency Management degree program and the Fire Academy. He serves as regional director for the Northeast Region for the Texas Fire Chiefs Association and is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Texas Task Force-1, Texas Interstate Fire Mutual Aid System, Texas A&M Forest Service Type-3 Incident Management Team, and the East Texas Council of Governments Homeland Security Advisory Committee. Additionally, he is a board member of SeeSaw Children’s Place day care, past president and member of the Longview (Greggton) Rotary Club, and a panel member of the Sabine Industrial District Citizen’s Advisory Panel. Steelman received an Associate of Applied Science in Fire Protection Technology and his fire protection certification from Kilgore College. He also completed the Executive Fire Officer Program with the National Fire Academy, Texas Fire Chiefs Academy through the Texas Fire Chiefs Association, the Texas Fire Service Chief Executive Officer Program through the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, as well as the Chief Fire Officer credentialing process with the Center for Public Safety Excellence’s Commission on Professional Credentialing. Reappointed 10/2/23.

Contact and Phone Numbers

100 E. Cotton
P.O. Box 1952
Longview, TX 75606-1952
(903) 237-1210
(903) 291-5320
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General Contact for Longview
  P.O. Box 1952
  Longview, TX 75606-1952
(903) 237-1080
(903) 237-1092
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Other Offices Held

Chair (Fire Protection, Texas Commission on)