Mac Hohenberger started his career at Argyle Fire District in 1991. During this time Chief Hohenberger worked his way up in the chain of command serving in each officer role. In 2000 Chief Hohenberger was promoted to Fire Chief by the AFD Board of Directors. Under Chief Hohenberger’s leadership, the AFD established its EMS transport service and purchased its first ambulance in the year 2000 and began the combination full-time, part-time, volunteer program. This year will mark 25 years of service for Chief Hohenberger.
Assistant Chief of Operations
Michael Lugo began his career with Argyle Fire District in 2002. During this time he worked his way up the ranks from firefighter to Assistant Fire Chief. Chief Lugo also oversees fire prevention and training programs within our organization. Chief Lugo is a former member of Texas Task Force 1 (Swift Water Rescue). He has a Bachelors degree in Fire Administration and an Associates degree in Fire Science. Chief Lugo is a member of the Denton County Fire Chiefs Association and proudly accepted the duties as Training officer Laison for the organization.
Cody Miller is a Nationally Registered Paramedic as well as a Licensed Paramedic in the State of Texas. He holds an Advanced level firefighter certification with the T.C.F.P. 10 years ago he started out as a volunteer Firefighter/EMT-basic for the Krum Fire Department and joined the Argyle Fire District family 8 years ago. Cody has an Associate of Applied Science from North Central Texas College in Paramedicine and Associate of Applied Science in Fire Protection and Safety Technology from Weatherford College. He and his wife, Amy, reside in Argyle, Texas with their 3 boys Caden, Grayson and Deacon..
Emergency Management Coordinator
Chris Muscle began his career with the Argyle Fire District in 2008 after serving four years in the United States Marine Corps. While in the Marine Corps Lieutenant Muscle served in a highly decorated Infantry unit deploying twice overseas to include Iraq. Lieutenant Muscle began his career in Argyle as a Firefighter/Paramedic and has worked his way to the rank of Lieutenant/Paramedic. In 2014 Lieutenant Muscle developed the Fire Districts Emergency Management Program. Lieutenant Muscle holds Bachelors Degree in Fire Administration from Columbia Southern University and is currently working on his Masters Degree in Fire Administration and Emergency Management from Oklahoma State University.
Marlene Tackett grew up in the Keller area and moved to Argyle in 1993. The AFD hired Marlene in 2007; prior to this Marlene was employed at the Denton County Sheriff’s Department as a 911 Dispatcher for Police; Fire; and EMS serving several local agencies. Marlene enjoys helping others and serving where needed. Marlene’s husband is Argyle Police Chief William Tackett. They have one Daughter Shay and a Granddaughter Kaitlynn. They have two Dachshunds Prince and Bentley. Her hobbies include: scuba diving, cruising with Royal Caribbean, and planning adventures on their Polaris SlingShot. Marlene is happy that she has chosen Argyle to call home.
The Argyle Volunteer Fire District is responsible for providing fire, rescue, and emergency medical services for the citizens of Argyle, Bartonville, Copper Canyon, Corral City, Lantana and Northlake. Our area also includes the Denton County area surrounding these cities. The District covers approximately 59 square miles with a population served of approximately 29,000 people. The district averages 1400 incidents a year.
AFD is a combination paid/volunteer district. AFD staffs 9 personnel during the daytime hours; and 6 EMT/Paramedics 24 hours a day. These personnel staff 2 full time engines and one full time ambulance with one “ready reserve” ambulance. All paid Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic personnel are certified by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, and the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Insurance Services Office (ISO)
In 2014 the fire district was rated as a Class 3/8B with the Insurances Services Office, Inc(ISO). This was lowered from the previous Class 4/10B. Keep in mind that 50% of the ISO rating is for its fire department, 40% for its water supply and 10% for its dispatching capabilities. The district has made substantial improvements in all three categories.
Argyle Fire District is currently operated out of 2 Fire Stations strategicly placed throughout the District. Fire Station 511 located at S Gibbons Rd and FM 407 currently houses our Fire Administration along with an Ambulance, Engine Company, and Brush Company. Fire Station 513 is located at 865 Copper Canyon road in Copper Canyon. This Fire Station houses an Ambulance, Engine Company, and Brush Company.