The Tyler Fire Department would like to congratulate Assistant Chief James Pike on his recent retirement. Chief Pike served 35 years at the Tyler Fire Department and was Assistant Chief the last 6 years of his career. From rookie probationary firefighter, Pike progressed through the Fire Department ranks to Driver/Engineer, Captain, District Chief and Assistant Chief. Pike was known as a hardworking, positive, Christian man. He has made a lasting impression on the Fire Department and will be greatly missed.
The Tyler Fire Department also recognizes Captain Morgan Lawrence in his recent promotion to Interim Assistant Fire Chief. Chief Lawrence is an integral part of the Department and is eager to continue to serve the Department as well as the citizens and visitors of Tyler, Texas.
Interim Chief Les Schminkey, Retiree Chief James Pike, Kim Pike, Interim Assistant Chief Morgan Lawrence