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Chief Berry is a 22-year veteran of the San Antonio Fire Department and holds a Bachelor’s of Emergency Service Administration from Texas A&M San Antonio.  He has also served in as an Adjunct Faculty at San Antonio College.

In his current position Chief Berry oversees the Arson Bureau, the Special Event Planning Section and the Fusion Center.  Throughout his tenure with the San Antonio Fire Department, Chief Berry has overseen the Special Operations Hazardous Materials Response Team.

Serving within the Arson Bureau, Chief Berry also is a sworn Texas Peace Officer and must maintain his peace officer credentials associated with the San Antonio Police Department and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).

Chief Berry recognizes the value of GIS and the ESRI platform from an incident management / National Incident Management System (NIMS) command perspective.  His direction, vision and sponsorship of the Arc GIS Online / Workforce project for San Antonio’s NCAA Final Four and Fiesta were instrumental to its success.