Charlie Waller of Uvalde was inducted last week in San Antonio into the Texas Department of Emergency Management Hall of Fame for his longtime service to Uvalde County.
“The TDEM Hall of Fame award recognizes significant achievements during an individual’s emergency management career, and yours are extensive. You have been nominated by your peers for the award and your dedicated service to Texas is being recognized as honorable and impactful,” the TDEM said of Waller.
Waller, who has worked as the coordinator for the Uvalde County Department of Emergency Management for about 10 years, began his service as a first responder with the Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department.
“I went in when I was 39 and retired 16 or 17 years later,” Waller said of his tenure with the UVFD. “I was the one who went to the meetings of the county’s emergency management group. After I retired from the fire department, I kept going to the meetings, and the judge tapped me to be the assistant.”
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