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Assistant Fire Chief Douglas Matthijetz
Email: dougm@cctexas.com

Assistant Fire Chief Douglas Matthijetz has been a member of the Corpus Christi Fire Department since 1990. He has promoted through the ranks from Firefighter to Firefighter II-EMS, Firefighter II - Engineer, Captain, and Battalion Chief. He is currently an Assistant Chief of the Special Services Division. Chief Matthijetz holds a Master certification as a Firefighter, Instructor III, Inspector I and Plans Examiner I with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and is a Texas Licensed Paramedic. He holds an Associate Degree in Fire Science from Del Mar College and a Bachelor Degree in Emergency Management from West Texas A&M University. He has been assigned to various disciplines throughout his career including Fire Suppression, EMS Supervisor, Training Division, and HazMat and Rescue as Captain and currently is the Assistant Chief of the Training Division. Assistant Fire Chief Matthijetz and his staff of 3 Captains and 2 Firefighter II EMS personnel are responsible for all aspects of Training, Safety, and Facility Management/Bond Projects. He is an Adjunct Instructor at Del Mar College. He is married and has two children.

 

Captain Michael Tressider Jr.
Email:
michaelt@cctexas.com

Captain Michael Tressider currently serves as the Fire Academy Supervisor and as a lead Fire and Emergency Medical Services Instructor. Captain Tressider holds a Master certification as a Firefighter, Arson and Fire Investigator, Inspector, Airport Firefighter, and Instructor III with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and is a National Registered, Critical Care, Tactical and Texas Licensed Paramedic and Registered Nurse. He also serves as one of the departments certified Police Officers, Arson Investigators, and Incident Safety Officers. Captain Tressider holds five Associate Degrees from Del Mar College in Fire Science (2), Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Services and Registered Nursing.  He has earned a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University and a Master’s Degree in Criminology and is completing a second in Sociology from Texas A & M University-Kingsville  He will begin Family Practice-Nurse Practitioner at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi in the fall of 2018. Captain Tressider has been a member of the Corpus Christi Fire Department since July of 1990, promoted to Captain in January of 2000 and was assigned to the Training Division in 2007. He has served in nearly all divisions of the department. He was awarded two lifesaving commendations and the department’s Medal of Valor for rescuing two teens from an automobile entrapment fire. Captain Tressider is an Adjunct Instructor at Victoria College. He is married and has three daughters.

 

Captain Angela Williams
Email: angiew@cctexas.com

Captain Angela Williams currently serves as the Fire Academy and Training Coordinator.  She holds a Master certification as a Firefighter, Arson and Fire Investigator, Inspector, Airport Firefighter, and Instructor III with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and is a Licensed Paramedic. Captain Williams also serves as one of the departments certified Police Officers, Arson Investigators, and Incident Safety Officers. Captain Williams holds an Associate Degree from Del Mar College in Fire Science. She earned a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University and a Master’s Degree in Criminology and is completing a second in Sociology from Texas A & M University-Kingsville. She has been a member of the Corpus Christi Fire Department since July of 1986, and was promoted to Captain in January of 1997 and laterally transferred to the Training Division in 2011.  Captain Williams has three children. 

 

Captain Gerardo Garcia
Email:
gerardog@cctexas.com

Captain Gerry Garcia has been a member of the CCFD since August 1998.  He currently has 19 years of firefighting and EMS experience.  Capt. Garcia was promoted to the rank of Captain in February of 2011 where he served as a training captain and station captain at various duty stations.  He holds an Associate Degree in Fire Science. Capt. Garcia is a certified Fire Instructor II, Haz-Mat Technician and Commander, Driver and Fire Officer I, He continues to maintain his Paramedic certification.  He was reassigned to the Training Division in 2017 and currently serves as Building Maintenance Supervisor.  He is married with 2 children.

 

Firefighter II Chris Grote
Email: chrisg@cctexas.com

Chris Grote has been a member of the Corpus Christi Fire Department since 1988. He was promoted to his current rank of Firefighter II EMS in 1993. Firefighter Grote is a Texas Department of State Health Services Certified Paramedic and is certified as a Texas Commission on Fire Protection Advanced Firefighter, Fire Instructor III, and Fire Inspector. He is also a TCFP Field Examiner. He holds an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services Technology. Firefighter Grote’s primary responsibility is as an academy instructor in both the EMS and fire training programs. He is a member of the Corpus Christi Fire Department ALERT team, as well as holding certification as a tactical medic. He was officially assigned to the CCFD Training Division in 2000. He has taught extensively in EMS in the south Texas region for many years, and holds certification and instructor rating in many of the EMS “card courses.” He has been selected as “Firefighter of the Year”, and was selected as the 2008 Texas Association of Fire Educators George M. Hughes award winner for Fire Service Instructor of the Year. He is married and has one step-daughter.

 

Firefighter II Mikal Stuive
Email: mikals@cctexas.com

Mike Stuive has been a member of the Corpus Christi Fire Department since 1998. He has been assigned to the Training Division since March of 2010. He has lead responsibility for the physical training of the cadets during fire academies. He serves as one of the departments Arson Investigators.  Mike is a certified Paramedic, Police Officer, Advanced Firefighter, and Field Examiner. Mike holds two Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services Technology from Del Mar College. Mike has been awarded the Corpus Christi Fire Department Medal of Valor and Fire House Magazine Heroism Award. He is an Adjunct Instructor at Del Mar College. He is married and has three daughters.