HFD Staff

Glen Ralston

Current Rank: Chief, April 2013 to present


Volunteering for Holden Fire Department June of 1992
Lived in Holden from 1972 to Present.

Occupation(s): School bus driver and Photographer

About me:

I started out with the Holden Volunteer Fire Department as a Photographer, the first car accident that I took pictures of changed my life forever, at that moment I decided I didn’t want to take the pictures, I wanted to work the incidents. So I joined the department and I have enjoyed it ever since. I married the love of my life Joanna “Stevenson” Ralston in May 1991. We have 6 children 3 grandchildren at the present time. My wife has supported me throughout my career with Holden Volunteer Fire Department, it’s never an easy task but one that we have never endured alone. The Fire Department is not job it is a passion. The Holden Fire Department members are my second family.

Anyone can apply to join the Fire Department, if interested contact Holden Fire Department at 816-732-4811

Larry Miller

Current Rank: Assistant Chief, April 2013 to present 

Volunteering for Holden Fire Department February 1986

Occupation(s): Holden Street Department Superintendent 

Dwayne Jones

Current Rank: Captain, April 2013 to present

Volunteering for Holden Fire Department October of 2008

Occupation(s): Emergency Medical Technician 

Andrew Watkins

Current Rank: Lieutenant, April 2013 to present

Volunteering for Holden Fire Department May of 2010

Occupation(s): 

Mike Gudde

Current Rank: Senior Engineer

Volunteering for Holden Fire Department November of 1979

Doug Reed

Current Rank: Firefighter

Volunteering for Holden Fire Department March 2014

Tyler Flaspohler

Current Rank: Firefighter

Volunteering for Holden Fire Department May of 2014

Robert Talley

Current Rank: Firefighter

Volunteering for Holden Fire Department September of 2014

Rachel Rozell

Current Rank: Firefighter

Volunteering for Holden Fire Department October of 2014

Brian Martley

Current Rank: Firefighter

Volunteering for Holden Fire Department June of 2015

Kurt Doney

Current Rank: Firefighter

Volunteering for Holden Fire Department September of 2015

Doyle Weeks

Current Rank: Firefighter

Volunteering for Holden Fire Department February of 2016