Kenneth Cullins, Fire Chief - I was bornand raised in Rockwall where I served as a volunteer/part-time firefighter for more than 28 years.  Additionally, I joined the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department as a career firefighter in 1995.  During my time in Dallas I served as a Paramedic, Driver/Engineer, Lieutenant, Captain, and Battalion Chief prior to leaving as a Deputy Chief to assume my current role as Fire Chief in Rockwall.

I graduated from Rockwall High School in 1989 and went on to graduate from Texas A&M University in 1993. I currently live in Rockwall with my wife and 2 daughters. I enjoy lots of different outdoor activities and spending time with my family.

Brett Merritt, Assistant Chief - I am a lifelong resident of the City of Rockwall. I graduated from Rockwall High School and also hold a BBA  from the former Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos Texas. I am married and the proud father of two beautiful daughters, Callie and Cale.  I joined the Rockwall Fire Department as a volunteer in October 1988 and served in that capacity until October 2003 at which time I became a full time Lieutenant with the department. The Rockwall Fire Department is a way of life in my family. My Dad retired from the department with 41 years of service as a volunteer and I have two brothers who have also been with the department for over 50 years combined.

Ariana Kistner, Assistant Chief,
Fire Marshal
Chief Kistner joined the Rockwall Fire Department in 2002 as the Assistant Fire Marshal before taking on the lead role of the Fire Marshal's Division in 2007. As Fire Marshal, she is responsible for code enforcement, plan review, inspections, fire and life safety education, and fire/arson investigations on behalf of the Rockwall Fire Department.

Ariana is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technologies in Fire Protection and Safety Technologies. She holds a certification as a Master Peace Office, Master Arson Investigator, Master Inspector, Advanced Firefighter, and Fire Service Instructor.

She serves as an adjunct instructor with Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), and Collin College.

She is currently the Vice President of the Texas Fire Marshal’s Association and maintains active membership in numerous other professional and trade organizations.

Her commitment to the community of Rockwall is not just professional in nature. She is very active in several civic organizations in Rockwall including Soroptimist International of Rockwall, Meals on Wheels Senior Services, and Friends of the Library.

Please contact us at the e-mail addresses listed on our contact page
or call our main number at station #1, (972) 771-7770.