Keith Moore started his career in 1999 with the Glenn Heights Fire Department as a Volunteer Firefighter/EMT - Basic. In December of 2000, the City of Glenn Heights decided to hire its first ever full time Firefighters. Chief Moore was one of six full time fighters to be hired that year. After being recently hired by the Glenn Heights Fire Department, Chief Moore was able to gain his EMT – Paramedic in 2001. He was awarded the Fire Chief’s Award in 2001 for his performance. In 2003, Chief Moore left the fire department to attend police academy and returned back to the City of Glenn Heights in 2004 as a dispatcher. After serving several months as a dispatcher in 2004, Chief Moore was moved to Patrol where he earned several lifesaving awards, police commendation awards and one Medal of Valor. Chief Moore is one of three Medal of Valor awardees’ to ever be awarded by the City of Glenn Heights in 2006. In 2007, Chief Moore received the State of Texas Law Enforcement Medal of Valor for his actions that occurred during the incident in 2006 where he received the City of Glenn Heights Medal of Valor.
In 2008 Chief Moore was transferred back to the Glenn Heights Fire Department where he worked as a Firefighter/Paramedic on shift. At that time, he began to oversee all fire inspections, fire investigation and public fire education. After earning his Fire Instructor certification in 2009, Chief Moore began teaching Fire and EMS classes part time at DeSoto Fire Training Center. In 2013, Chief Moore began working part time for the Ellis County Fire Marshal’s Office as a Deputy Fire Marshal. In 2014 Chief Moore was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to C-Shift. In 2016 Chief Moore was promoted to the rank of Captain and reassigned to the Administration Division of the Glenn Heights Fire Department as Fire Marshal/Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator and Administrator of Communications.
In September of 2017 Chief Moore was promoted to Deputy Fire Chief to oversee Fire Department Operations, and then was named the Glenn Heights Fire Chief on October 1, 2019. He was then subsequently named the Director of Public Safety in October 2021, overseeing the operations of Glenn Heights' Police and Fire Departments. After briefly serving as the City's Interim City Manager from May 2023 to mid October, Mr. Moore was appointed the City's Deputy City Manager on October 18, 2023.
Keith Moore currently holds the following Certificates:
- Department of State Health Services EMS Instructor Certificate
- Department of State Health Services EMT - Paramedic Certificate
- Numerous Emergency Management Certificates
- Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) Driver/Operator Certificate
- Texas Commission on Fire Protection TCFP Fire Officer 4
- Texas Commission on Fire Protection TCFP Fire Service Instructor 2
- Texas Commission on Fire Protection TCFP Incident Safety Certificate
- Texas Commission on Fire Protection TCFP Master Arson Investigator Certificate
- Texas Commission on Fire Protection TCFP Master Inspector Certificate
- Texas Commission on Fire Protection TCFP Master Structural Firefighter Certification
- Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Master Police Officer Certificate
- Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Basic Instructor Certification; and
Has the following Accreditations:
- Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Fire Service Chief Executive Officer (FSCEO)
- Texas Fire Chief’s Association, Certified Fire Officer (CFO)
- Center of Public Safety Excellence, Fire Officer (FO)
Mr. Moore has an Associates Degree from Navarro College in Applied Science Fire Officer and is currently attending Texas A&M San Antonio for a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire and Emergency Services Administration.