Chad Hogue sworn in as new Smith County fire marshal

Findley will continue to assist the fire marshal’s office when needed.
Chad Hogue sworn in as new Smith County fire marshal
Published: Sep. 19, 2023 at 10:28 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2023 at 10:08 PM CDT
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - The Smith County Commissioners Court voted unanimously Tuesday morning to appoint Chad Hogue as the new Smith County fire marshal. Hogue was sworn in immediately following the commissioners court meeting.

Hogue most recently worked as chief deputy of the fire marshal’s office and served as interim fire marshal prior to the appointment of Paul Findley in the summer of 2023.

Findley announced last week that he was resigning from the post after two months on the job to become Jacksonville Fire Chief.

“Chad Hogue has proven his dedication and commitment to the Fire Marshal’s Office,” Judge Neal Franklin said. “In my mind’s eye, I believe he’s the man for the job for the future of our Fire Marshal’s Office.”

Hogue said he was thankful for the opportunity.

“I love Smith County and I love the fire marshal’s office,” he said.

After Hogue was sworn in as Fire Marshal, he swore in Findley to serve as a non-paid volunteer reserve deputy. He will assist the Smith County Fire Marshal’s Office as needed.