Steve Mild Resigns From Emergency Management Coordinator


Steve Mild is well known to be on the front line after serving more than four decades in public safety.  
His last day as Emergency Management Coordinator is tomorrow and I talked with him about what he plans to do next.

“You don’t have anything to worry about,” says Mild. “We’ve got some of the best first responders in the country.”

Mild served 39 years as a veteran in lawn enforcement and 45 years in public safety.

He humbly reminisced on his most significant accomplishment, which is getting private sectors more involved in training.

“Now, you are having nursing homes, assisted living facilities, kidney dialysis companies,” says Mild. “All of these places like this that are saying, hey Steve, we need you to come out and look at our emergency plan, our disaster plans.”

Beyond his most significant accomplishment, many might remember his work with wildfires — the Wildcat fire in particular.

“We had thunderstorms come through here, a line of thunderstorms come through here,” says Mild. “There’s a fire started out on the Encino Ranch here in Tom Green County, but that same storm started the fire in wildcat canyon, up in Coke county.”

The fire covered 160,000 acres, and after 21 days, they finally were able to extinguish the fire.

These fires broke out along with the Possum Kingdom fire that destroyed 1,600 hundred homes.

Mild is going to be working with a private sector, primarily training first responders on emergency and safety for pipelines on oilfields.

“The biggest thing that I’ll miss,” says Mild, “is actually working with the community as a whole, and building a good, sound, solid emergency preparedness community.”

 As of tonight, there is no official word about who will be replacing Mild as the city’s emergency management coordinator.

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