After graduating from Kilgore College Fire Academy, Chief Hudson began his career in the fire service with Raton Fire and Emergency Services in Raton, New Mexico. A native of Tyler, Texas, Hudson knew that home was in East Texas. He returned from New Mexico and was hired by the Marshall Fire Department on April 17, 2000. After serving as a front line Fire Fighter/Paramedic for ten years, Hudson promoted to Lieutenant and later Captain, where he served as Station Officer for Fire Station 2 on A-Shift. On August 1, 2014, Hudson promoted to Battalion Chief and accepted the assignment of Training Officer from Fire Chief Reginald Cooper.
On February 27, 2015, Hudson was appointed the Assistant Fire Chief of the Marshall Fire Department.
Throughout his career with the Marshall Fire Department, Chief Hudson has aggressively pursued a course of training and education that has helped prepare him for the administrative leadership position of Assistant Fire Chief. He has completed numerous National Fire Academy courses and holds Fire Officer IV
, Fire Service Instructor II
, Incident Safety Officer, and Master Fire Fighter certifications through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
Chief Hudson has a bachelor of applied arts and sciences degree, with concentrations in public administration and public safety administration, from Stephen F. Austin State University. He is a certified Paramedic and Emergency Medical Services Instructor through the Texas Department of State Health Services. Within the Marshall Fire Department, Hudson serves as a Trustee of the Marshall Fire Fighters' Relief and Retirement Fund and as Secretary of the Marshall Firemen's Relief Fund.
Chief Hudson has also served as a Guest Instructor for the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX
) Municipal Fire School held in College Station, Texas and is a graduate of the TEEX
Fire Service Chief Executive Officer (FSCEO
Community Involvement & Personal Life
Chief Hudson is active in the community, serving as an Elder and Deacon in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Marshall, an Eagle Scout and Troop Committee member of Boy Scout Troop 550 which is chartered by Trinity Episcopal Church, and a Past Master of Marshall Masonic Lodge Number 22 A.F. and A.M. Chief Hudson has three wonderful children. His daughter is an undergraduate student at the University of Texas, and his sons are Boy Scouts and students at Marshall Junior High School