Manuel "Corky" Heredia  
Fire Department
Title: Assistant Chief of Support Services
Phone: 432-685-7332


Manuel Heredia Manuel "Corky" Heredia became the Midland Fire Department's Assistant Chief of Support Services in March 2017, after serving as Training Chief since 2014. He is a Certified Fire TCFP Instructor III, EMS Instructor DSHS, American Heart Association Instructor, and Blue Card Incident Command Instructor. He holds a Midland College Associates Degree in Fire Science Technology and TCFP Fire Officer II Certification.

Chief Heredia was born and raised in Midland. He graduated from Midland High School in 1985 followed by a brief stint at Midland College to pursue a degree in Business Administration. He received his EMT certification in 1990 and was hired by Midland Fire Department in 1991. 

After completion of fire academy, Chief Heredia served on B shift at Central Station, followed by Station 5, where he gained experience in vehicle extrication and firefighting as the hoseman on Rescue and Engine 5. About a year later he obtained his Paramedic certification through Midland College and was reassigned to Station 8, where he moved up in the ranks from paramedic tailboardsman to fire engineer and captain. In 2013, he was reassigned to the training division as EMS Training Captain then promoted to Training Chief in 2014

Chief Heredia enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters in his spare time and calls his employment 
with the Midland Fire Department one of the most rewarding experiences in his life. 

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