Meet the Chiefs

Fire Chief, Christopher Pettis, has been serving as a volunteer for the La Porte Department since May of 2007. Since joining the department, Chief Pettis served as Station 2 Fire Lieutenant (2013 – 2018) and Assistant Fire Chief (2018 – 2023). During his recent time as Assistant Fire Chief, he was tasked to oversee department training and special events.

Fire Chief

 Christopher Pettis

Chief Pettis is currently employed with Pfeiffer & Son and Pearland Fire Department. Chief Pettis has been working full-time with Pfeiffer & Son going on 19 years and serves the citizens of Pearland as a part-timer Firefighter, which he has been doing since 2013.

Chief Pettis currently holds an Advanced Structural Firefighter certification with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP), along with TCFP Fire Instructor I, and TCFP Driver Operator – Pumper. He is also certified as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician through the Texas Department of State Health Services and is a graduate from the SFFMA Fire Chief Academy. 



Assistant Fire Chief

Justin Crow

Assistant Fire Chief, Justin Crow has attained an A.A.S degree and is currently pursuing a B.S. in Fire Services Administration through Columbia Southern University and working on his Certified Public Manager (CPM) designation through University of Houston. He is a Master Level Firefighter through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, holds a Certified Fire Executive designation from the Texas Fire Chiefs Academy, and a Fire Service Chief Executive Officer designation from Texas A&M Center of Executive Development - Mays Business School. He also holds many other Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) Certifications.



Hired as an Engineer Operator, Justin Crow began his journey with the La Porte Fire Department in 2015. In 2021, he was promoted to Engineer Operator II. Additionally, Justin Crow has also been serving the Deer Park Vol. Fire Department since 2010 where he has held positions such as Department President, Fire LT., Fire Captain and Deputy Fire Chief.