203 East Pecan St
Pflugerville, Texas 78660
Administration: (512) 251-2801
Emergencies: 9-1-1




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Meet the Chiefs

Chief’s Welcome

Welcome to our website.  When the volunteers formed the fire department in 1955 the primary method of communication during a risk of fire was word of mouth and gathering at social and community functions, fundraising barbecues, and bake sales.   We have come a long way in our history of the department and, while we still enjoy gathering at social and community functions, we have enhanced our website as an avenue to communicate with and educate the citizens of the community.   Please take a few minutes and learn more about our Operations, Firefighter Training, Kids Safety, Preparedness, Community Outreach Initiatives, Share Your Story, and much more.

It is good to see you and hope to see you back soon,

Chief Moellenberg

We invite you to read more about Fire Chief Ron Moellenberg and Assistant Chief of Operations Kevin Croegaert.  Combined, our Chiefs have over 60 years of experience and expertise in emergency medical and fire response and hold some of the highest levels of credentials in the industry.

Fire Chief

Ron Moellenberg

Fire Chief Ronald M. Moellenberg

Serving as the first full-time fire chief since 1986, Chief Ron Moellenberg has been a leader in the Pflugerville community with a dedication to pursuing excellence in the service provided by Travis County ESD No. 2 / Pflugerville Fire Department.

Chief Moellenberg attended Tarleton State University for two years before enlisting in the U.S. Army.  After he was discharged from active duty, he completed his bachelor’s degree in Bio-Medical Science at Texas A&M University in 1975. After working in West Texas for the Texas Department of Health – Immunization Division, he transferred to the Austin office in 1977.  While employed with the Texas Department of Health, he was responsible for the development, coordination, and management of rash-fever illness surveillance and measles control in the state and had several related articles published, including an article in the New England Journal of Medicine.

While working for the Texas Department of Health in Austin, Chief Moellenberg began to forge a new career path in the fire services industry when he joined the Pflugerville Volunteer Fire Department.  He worked in administrative positions as well as through the ranks before being elected to the Volunteer Fire Chief position.   In 1986 he left the Texas Department of Health to become a full-time Fire Chief.

Since becoming Fire Chief, Chief Moellenberg has led the transition from an all-volunteer service organization to a combination of volunteer and paid service to now a career department with uniformed personnel and civilian staff members.   Chief Moellenberg introduced Compressed Air Foam (CAF) Technology as a means to effectively use personnel resources, improve fire suppression to reduce property loss, and to conserve valuable water resources.  He worked with the Texas State Legislature to approve legislation to give insurance credit to homeowners in communities that use CAF Technology.

In addition to being a leader within the Pflugerville community, including previously serving as Alderman on the City Council, Chief Moellenberg has served as an officer on numerous international, national, state and county fire industry associations.  He is also an honorary member of the British Fire Services Association.  Additionally, Chief Moellenberg lends his expertise and serves as a Command Officer for the Capital Area Hazardous Materials Advisory Board and is one of five area coordinators for emergency resources for any and all disasters.

Assistant Chief of Operations

Kevin Croegaert

Asst. Chief of Operations Kevin Croegaert

Assistant Chief of Operations Kevin Croegaert joined the Department in 2010 with close to 30 years of fire industry service experience.  With 15 years at the command level, Chief Croegaert brings to the Department strength in planning for sustained fire department operations with a solid understanding of the importance and coordination of emergency response services in a community.

After serving four years in the U.S. Army, Chief Croegaert earned his Bachelor of Science in Fire Service Management from Southern Illinois University and Masters of Science in Management from Cardinal Stritch University.

As a leader in the fire services industry, Chief Croegaert has taught fire technology, technical rescue preparation, assessment and response, leadership and ICS and National Incident Management.  He has been involved in high-profile incident command assignments involving multiple alarm and multi-operational period incidents ensuring coordination and continuity of all involved agency operations.