Richard Thompson has been with the department since October and is enthusiastically living out his lifelong dream to become a firefighter. He's been married for 6 years and has a 2 1/2 year old son. In his spare time he likes to restore old cars and spend time outdoors camping. Richard is also an avid gamer.
Firefighter Nolan Grimm joined the department last year and will be honored in a Pinning Ceremony next month with two fellow firefighters. He completed his required training through the College Station Fire Academy (TEEX). He enjoys bow and bass fishing in his time off. Nolan is from West, Texas and still continues to commute from there - and yes, he is a big kolache fan!
Trent Pokorny was hired last year and is our youngest firefighter. Next month he will be one of three firefighters to end his probationary period with the department and be honored in a Pinning Ceremony. Trent enjoys spending time outdoors hunting and fishing. He also enjoys working on old cars and is currently refurbishing a '67 Chevelle and an '82 Chevy truck.
Lieutenant Brandon Sanders has been with the department for 17 years and proudly served on the Apparatus Committee that helped build the new engine that was purchased this year. He has a green belt in karate and is an avid water skier. He also enjoys entering the annual Firefighter Games held in July in the archery division. Brandon has two children and is married to Joanna, a fellow City employee with the police department.
Engineer Harry Robertson started his firefighting career 14 years ago when he joined the department after previously working at Williamson County Juvenile Services. When he's off-duty, he enjoys hunting deer and hogs in the Hill Country and south Texas and is passionate about golf. He's been married to his lovely wife Lisa for 20 years and they have 2 children, Logan and Kaylee.
Nathan Olson will be celebrating his first year with the department next month. He worked diligently for over 3 years to achieve his goal of becoming a firefighter and is proud to serve Taylor. He previously worked as an electrician and still currently holds a license in this field. He has been married for 11 years and is the father of 2 girls. He enjoys attending their cheerleading events and his hobbies include hiking and other outdoor activities.