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Meet the Chief

Chief James Wistinghausen has been the Chief of the Volunteer Fire Dept. for over 30 years.  He has led this department through many changes and today this Community has a Fire Dept. to be proud of.  Our Fire Department is made up of Volunteers who train to be Firefighters and First Responders to help the citizens of Bacliff.  Chief Wistinghausen has lived in Bacliff all of his life and takes pride in this Fire Dept..  His leadership and experience have brought many young people into the Fire Department as Volunteers and they have gone on to be career Firefighters.  Chief is also the General Manager of Bacliff Municipal Utility District.  He  plays a vital role in the Bacliff community!

Contact the Chief by email:  firechief@bacliffvfd.com

Our President

Brad Bingham has been the President of the Volunteer Fire Dept. for 28 years.  He has unselfishly given his own time and has participated in the Administrative side of the Fire Dept.  He is currently a Pilot for United Airlines.  Brad became a member of the fire department in 1985 and continues to serve this great community.  


Jim Clawson
Donnie Lancon
Fred Lytle
Mike Maples
Victor Medina
Russell Padgett
Dale Patterson
Mike Phillips
Joe Sullivan


The Volunteers are the backbone of this department.  Without Volunteers there would not be a fire department.  If you see a someone with a Bacliff Fire Dept shirt on, stop and say thank you to them.  This folks give up their own free time and even sleep time to assist the citizens of Bacliff, TX.  A big SHOUT TO OUR VOLUNTEERS!!


Clay Cayton
2nd Lt. / Firefighter

Clay has been a volunteer at Bacliff VFD for approximately 5 years. Clay is a certified Driver/Operator, Fire Officer I & II, and SFFMA Instructor I & II.  He is employed by City of Baytown as a dispatcher.

Secretary / Auxiliary

Misty is the department Secretary and is responsible for taking and keeping meeting minutes.  Along with this responsibility Misty helps with all fundraising activities and events.  She has been an active member since 2010 and continues to be a valuable asset to the department.


Spencer and his entire family have lived in Bacliff for years and have been a big part of the Fire department.  He began his firefighter career and training with the Bacliff VFD and continues his love for firefighting and serving his Community since 2009.  


Recently received his certificate from College of the Mainland in Fire Technology.  Jordan successfully completed his training for SFFMA and is a State Certified Firefighter I.  Jordan has been part Bacliff VFD for 1 year.  This year he has completed his EMT Basic certification and is testing for the National Registry.


Ricky has been with the Bacliff VFD for 30 years  He is a State certified firefighter through the SFFMA.  Ricky has spent most of his life here in Bacliff and has served this community well.  He has been a Lieutenant for 10 years, Assistant Chief for 1 year

Probationary Firefighter

Seth came to the Bacliff VFD on September 4, 2018.  We are excited to have Seth as he states, "I always wanted to be in Public Service and be able to help out my community."  Welcome to the Team!

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Probationary Firefighter

Mathaniel joined the Bacliff VFD beginning in June 2018.  He has jumped right in and started his training so he further his love for the Fire Service.  According to Mathaniel, "It gives me great pleasure and would be very fullfilling to have to help people everyday."  Welcome to the Team!

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Recently received her certificate from College of the Mainland in Fire Technology.  Blakeley successfully completed 160 hours in training in SFFMA Firefighter I.  Blakeley has recently moved to an Auxiliary Member and still plays an important role in the Bacliff VFD.



Pete comes to Bacliff VFD with many Fire Certifications from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Pete continues to train both online and in the field.  He has attended classes from TEEX and Action Training as well as FEMA classes.  Pete has member of the Bacliff VFD for 9 years.  


Chris Seymour has been a member of the Bacliff VFD for 32 years in May 2019.   Chris is a full time employee with Total Safety as a Fire Tech.  He specializes in all types of Fire Safety systems.

Firefighter/ Career Firefighter with The Village FD / Atascocita VFD

Cody Seymour began his firefighting world at a very young age hanging with his dad, Chris, as a kid.  In 2007, Cody started his training as a Jr. Firefighter at age 16.  Since then, Cody continued training and is now a Career firefighter with the Village Fire Dept. in Houston, and a Daycrew member of the Atascocita Fire Dept.  

1st Lt. / Firefighter

Corey Seymour began his firefighting world with his older brother Cody and his dad Chris, when he was very young.  Corey started his training as a Jr. Firefighter at the age of 16.  He currently works with Total Safety as an Industrial Hygene Tech.  Corey is  certified as a Driver/Operator from the SFFMA.

Assistanve Chief/Firefighter/EMT

Mike has been with the Bacliff VFD for 2+ years  and joins us from the Galveston Fire Dept.  He started firefighting career with Galveston in 2005.  Mike brings great Leadership to the Fire Dept. and plenty of experience for our Community!

Probationary Firefighter

Armond came to the Bacliff VFD August 2018.  He has been very active working on training and certifications.  Armond reason for volunteering is, "to help the community to give back what they did for me."  Welcome to the Team.

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