Current Fire Chief Robert Isbell is set to vacate his position at the end of the month, which is when Glaiser will step into the role, according to the city. Glaiser has been with the Round Rock Fire Department since 1995, having risen through the department's ranks. He served as the project lead for the city's Public Safety Training Center, which was completed in 2018.
“It’s an honor to continue serving the citizens of Round Rock and the members of our fire department in this capacity,” Glaiser said in a statement. “I’m excited to lead the amazing men and women of our team during this next chapter as we implement new ways to serve the needs of our growing community.”
Glaiser has earned both a bachelor’s degree in fire science from Columbia Southern University and a master’s degree in public administration from Sam Houston State University.
Community Impact Newspaper previously reported that Isbell would be leaving Round Rock to lead the Stephenville Fire Department.
“Our fire department remains ready to implement several innovative projects and continue serving our community with excellence,” City Manager Laurie Hadley said in the statement. “Chief Glaiser brings with him many years of experience and a servant’s heart to lead our department while we determine next steps.”