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Edinburg Fire Chief inducted into Texas Emergency Management Hall of Fame


Calendar emojiJune 2, 2023  
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EDINBURG, TX – An Edinburg hero is honored. Yesterday, at the Texas Division of Emergency Management State Conference held in Fort Worth, the late Edinburg Fire Chief Shawn Snider was posthumously inducted into the esteemed Texas Emergency Management Hall of Fame. 


This distinguished honor recognizes Chief Snider's unparalleled commitment, tireless work, and unwavering dedication to emergency management throughout his illustrious career.

Chief Shawn Snider, who sadly passed away on May 1, left an indelible mark on the field of emergency management and in the fire service. His relentless pursuit of excellence in emergency response and preparedness made a profound impact on the community of Edinburg and beyond.

The Texas Emergency Management Hall of Fame is a prestigious recognition that celebrates individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of emergency management in the state of Texas. Chief Snider's induction into this revered group underscores the exceptional caliber of his work and the immense respect he garnered from his peers and colleagues.

"Chief Snider's induction into the Texas Emergency Management Hall of Fame is a testament to his outstanding contributions and his lasting impact on emergency management," Interim Fire Chief Ubaldo Perez said. "He was a true pioneer in our field, and his tireless efforts continue to inspire us. We are immensely proud of his achievements and grateful for the legacy he has left behind."


Throughout his tenure as Edinburg Fire Chief, Chief Snider led with integrity and an unwavering commitment to safeguarding the lives and well-being of the community.

The Edinburg Fire Department and the entire community extend their heartfelt congratulations to the Snider family for this well-deserved recognition. It is a vivid reminder of the profound impact Chief Snider made on emergency management in the region.