Fire Department Promotions
Chanc Bennett, a 24-year veteran of the Euless Fire Department has been named Assistant Fire Chief and George Grim, a 14-year employee, has been promoted to Battalion Chief – EMS/Health & Safety.
Bennett is a native of Tarrant County. He earned his Associate of Applied Science in Fire Protection at Tarrant County College and a bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management from West Texas A&M University. He received his Fire Training Certification at TCC and Paramedic Certification from UT Southwestern Medical School. He has also attended the Police Academy at Weatherford College and the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Bennett is currently an adjunct instructor at Tarrant County College Fire Service Training Center and is a Technical Search Specialist for Texas Task Force One, a FEMA search and rescue team. At the time of this writing he was deployed to Florida to assist with rescues following Hurricane Michael.
During his tenure with the Euless Fire Department, Bennett has received many awards:
- 1995 Rookie of the Year
- 1997 Firefighter of the Year
- 1998 Distinguished Unit Award
- 1999 Lifesaving Award
- 2003 Fire Department Employee of the Year
- 2005, 2007, 2010 Supervisor of the Year
George Grim came to Euless from California. He received his EMT-B, EMT-P and Basic Firefighter Certifications from Weatherford College. He is also a Certified Fire Inspector. He started with the Euless Fire Department in 2004 and was promoted to Firefighter II/Paramedic after two years. In addition to working for Euless, Grim has also worked for Texas EMS in Hood County. His combined work experience has included being a Driver/Engineer, Field Training Officer, Shift Supervisor, Clinical Coordinator and Operations Manager.
While working for the City of Euless, Grim has received several commendations along with the following awards:
- 2005 Rookie of the Year
- 2006 EMS Provider Award
- 2012 Medical Director Award
- 2015 Wayne Britt Award
Euless Fire Chief Wes Rhodes said, “I am so proud of these men and glad for their promotions. They are both very intelligent and hardworking. I am excited about the professionalism and leadership that these promotions will bring to the Euless Fire Department.”