Texarkana, Texas City Manager John Whitson announced today that he has appointed Eric Schlotter to be the next Fire Chief in Texarkana, Texas and the new Director of Emergency Management.Obviously, along with the duties of Fire Chief, Schlotter as Director of Emergency Management,  will also keep the city prepared for the next natural disaster and any unforseen emergency situation that may require the response of all city departments and regional agencies.

Schlotter has over 20 years of fire service experience including the last eleven years with the Texarkana, Texas Fire Department. He will take over at Emergency Management for the late Dave Hall who died of a heart attack last December.