Richard Lieder, Fire Chief Cypress Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Harris County Emergency Services District #13. Chief Lieder has served for a total of 22 years, with 16 years as Assistant Chief and 3 years as Fire Chief.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, Texas Commission on Fire Protection Advanced Fire Fighter, Instructor, and Head of Department certifications. Chief Lieder also holds Texas State Firemen’s & Fire Marshal’s Association Advanced firefighter and instructor certifications. Additionally, he is a National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer and Center for Public Safety Excellence Chief Fire Officer Designate.
Chief Lieder is a member of the Texas Fire Chiefs Association, the Texas State Fireman’s and Fire Marshals Association, The IAFC and Volunteer Combination Officers Section. Prior to his fire service career Chief Lieder was a senior project engineer for several prominent companies providing deep water sub-sea oil and gas production equipment in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world.