Chief Rainwater has been with the City of North Richland Hills since May 12, 1997 and is currently assigned to the Operations Division as a Shift Commander. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Management Administration from West Texas A&M University and two Associate Degrees from Tarrant County College. He is a Licensed Paramedic and holds the following Texas Commission on Fire Protection certifications:
Fire Service Instructor III
Fire Officer I, II, III, IV
Hazardous Materials Technician
Incident Safety Officer
Chief Rainwater is a graduate of the Texas Fire Chiefs Academy. He is the department’s coordinator and member of the Northeast Fire Department Association Technical Rescue Team. He also serves on Texas Task Force 2, the State’s Urban Search and Rescue team. He received Firefighter of the year in 2000, Paramedic of the year in 2002, and the Medical Director’s award in 2002.