Fire Chief Jon Reese began his career with the Wichita Falls Fire Department in May of 1984 as a probationary firefighter and graduated from the 35th Fire Academy in August of 1984. In 1994 Jon was promoted to the rank of Fire Equipment Operator and served as a Command Staff Aide on Battalion 1 until his promotion in 2005 to Fire Lieutenant. He served in this position until 2009 when he was promoted to Fire Captain and served as a Training and Safety Coordinator for the department. In 2012, Jon was appointed to the position of Assistant Fire Chief where he served until being appointed as Fire Chief in June of 2014. He and wife, Pam, have been married for 31 years and have three sons: Christopher, Matthew and Tyler, and three grandkids: Sophia, Oaklee and Ryder. When he's not on the job protecting this city, Jon likes to spend time in his shop or at home with his family.
Jon has served on the Board for WFFD Toys for Tots for 30 years, and has assisted in various roles for LWF, Red River Regional Resource, Cowboy True, Cajun Fest, Downtown Lions Club, and Elks Lodge.
Why say yes to DFTS?"Because I was filibustered into finally saying yes!"
Lauren is a hair stylist at Fringe Salon. She was born and raised in Wichita Falls and graduated from Rider High School in 2013 where she was a Raiderette. Hip hop is her favorite style of dance. She works as an instructor at Dance Etc. where she teaches lyrical and hip-hop to the younger kids. In her spare time she loves spending time and relaxing with her fur baby Mindy Mae. Lauren admittedly has a shopping addiction and loves anything that has anything to do with fashion. She loves to travel and visit places. One of her favorites is going to Jamaica in the summer and spending a week at the deaf village. She gets to spend time with the people who live there, learn sign language, and learn about their different types of cultures. She hopes to one day be able to travel all around the world.
Why say yes to DFTS?"I said yes because I love to dance and we’re raising money for a great organization at the same time. So what’s better than that?"