Daniel Kistner began his tenure as Fire Chief for the McKinney Fire Department in July 2011. The Fire Chief position is responsible for fire safety and emergency management throughout the city.
For nearly two years prior to this position, Daniel was Fire Chief in Lufkin, Texas, and before that served the City of Garland for 26 years in several positions, including Assistant Fire Chief.
Daniel has a master’s degree in fire and emergency management administration from Oklahoma State University and is working on a PhD in fire service administration. He is a graduate of the Texas Fire Chief’s Academy and a Chief Fire Officer designee. Daniel was one of six national candidates who in 2011 received fellowships to attend Harvard University’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.