Commencement Speaker

Dominique Artis
Dominique Artis

Dominique Artis

Dominique Artis became Chief of the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department on December 28, 2018. Prior to his appointment, he was the Assistant Chief of the Administration Bureau overseeing Training, Maintenance, Clothing and Supply, Recruiting, Chaplain Services, and the Environmental Management System for Dallas Fire-Rescue. Chief Artis has worked in various assignments throughout his 24-year storied career in the department. He has served as Captain, in both Emergency Operations and the Emergency Medical Service Bureau, a district swing Lieutenant, Driver Engineer, and Fire Rescue Paramedic.

Chief Artis is a native of Dallas, Texas. He completed high school at Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School and went on to attain a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Technology from Prairie View A&M University. He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy and the Executive Fire Officer Program. Chief Artis also holds various certifications including Master Firefighter, Master ARFF, Fire Officer I, Fire Instructor I, and USAR Task Force leader.

His favorite pastime includes traveling, watching sports, and sharing time with his wife of 19 years and their two daughters.

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