Recent Alerts from Nixle
Numerous Roads Are Experiencing Flooding In The District. Please Do Not Drive Into Standing Water. Turn Around Don'T Drown!
Tornado Warning For Montgomery County Until 1:00 Pm.
Heavy Rain Continues In The Entire District. Another 10-15 Inches Is Likely This Morning And Into The Afternoon.
South Montgomery County Fire Department
27900 Robinson Road
Conroe, TX 77385
Voice: 281-363-FIRE (3473)
~~Chief Hudson has been an active member of the public safety community for over 40 years, with experience in fire service, emergency medical services, law enforcement, emergency management, and emergency service training. He currently serves as the Fire Chief for Montgomery County’s Emergency Services District #8 which operates the South Montgomery County Fire Department. He was appointed Fire Chief by the Emergency Services District #8 Board on March 1, 2009. Hudson came to Texas from the State of Michigan where he began his career in 1973. In his last Michigan position he served as Administrative Deputy Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director for the City of Portage, Michigan. Hudson previously served as the department’s Deputy Chief of Operations during his first six years with Portage. Prior to joining Portage, he held several chief officer positions including Deputy Director of Fire Services for the City of Center Line, Michigan Department of Public Safety; and as Career Fire Chief for the Delhi Charter Township, Michigan Fire Department. He also served as a Deputy Sheriff-Paramedic for the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan, and has held Emergency Management Coordinator roles for Chippewa County, Ingham County, and the City of Center Line, Michigan. Chief Hudson served 18 years as a part-time faculty member for the regional fire training academy as well as instructing within the EMS program and the Mid-Michigan Police Academy at Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan. He has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Nevada-Reno Fire Science Academy and adjunct faculty for the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice instructing classes throughout the U.S. as part of a United State Department of Homeland Security contract. He is a Texas certified Master Firefighter, Fire Officer II, Fire Instructor II, and holds Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations certification as well as Head of Department- Suppression certification. Hudson is a NFPA Fire Inspector I and has been certified in the State of Michigan as a Fire Fighter II, Fire Officer III, Fire Instructor, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic, NFPA Fire Inspector I, EMS Instructor-Coordinator, and Hazardous Materials Technician. He is also certified to instruct numerous courses, such as Hazardous Materials, CBRNE, Terrorism, and Incident Management programs. He received a Master of Science in Executive Fire Leadership Degree from Grand Canyon University in 2008. He holds a Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Public Safety from Siena Height’s University; three Associate degrees, Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, and Fire Science from Lansing Community College. He completed the Professional Development Program in Emergency Management at the Emergency Management Institute at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmetsburg, Maryland, is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO), and holds the Chief Fire Officer Designation (CFO) from the Center for Public Safety Excellence. He has provided contractual training as a terrorism specialist for county governments, and several healthcare and private sector companies, and has received numerous commendations and awards during his career. In the fall of 2006, Chief Hudson traveled to Malaysia spending two-weeks training the Bomba Dan Penyelamat (Fire & Rescue Department) regional Hazardous Materials Teams in Terrorism Response at the Fire & Rescue Academy Malaysia (FRAM) in Kuala Kubu Barhu, Malaysia as faculty from the University of Nevada-Reno. Chief Hudson had the honor to be one of the responders to the World Trade Center disaster in New York City, working search and recovery activities at Ground Zero from September 12 thru September 14, 2001. Chief Hudson has been married for 16 years to his wife Halle’, he has two sons both living in Michigan, Chad, a firefighter/EMT, and Jason, a procurement specialist. He has three grandsons, two cats and a dog. He enjoys photography and touring motorcycling.