After an extensive nationwide search, the City of League City is proud to welcome Michael Lugo as the new Fire Chief of the League City Volunteer Fire Department.
Lugo comes to League City after a 15-year fire service career in Argyle, Texas, where he served as a Firefighter, Paramedic, EMS Captain, Fire Marshal, and most recently, Assistant Fire Chief for Denton County Emergency Services District No. 1.
“Chief Lugo will be a great asset to our city and our talented volunteer fire department,” said City Manager John Baumgartner. “He is a dedicated professional with a safety-focused approach and an extensive background leading firefighting operations and administrative initiatives.”
For the past eight years, Lugo has overseen the performance and development of fire operations serving as the Operations Chief, Fire Prevention Chief Officer, and Training Chief for Denton County ESD #1.
He has a bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration and an Associate’s of Applied Science in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University. He is a member of the Texas Fire Chief’s Association, International Fire Chief’s Association, and Secretary of the Denton Fire Chief’s Association executive board.
Lugo will succeed Fire Chief Gary Warren, who will be retiring in August 2021.
League City’s Volunteer Fire Department is made up of nearly 150 residents and is part of an elite group of departments nationwide to earn a Class 1 Public Protection Classification rating from ISO, the Insurance Services Office. ISO rates fire departments across the United States and less than 1% earn this rating. A Class 1 rating is one of the factors used to determine fire insurance rates for homeowners and businesses. Because of League City’s ISO 1 rating, property owners receive lower premium rates.