Chief McRae has been in the Fire Service for 40 years and has served as the Fire Chief for the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department since 1984. He also serves as the Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Mt. Pleasant and Titus County.
Chief McRae is qualified as a Type III Incident Commander and has been deployed on numerous hurricanes including hurricane Ike and is the Team Leader for East Texas Type III Incident Management Team.
He is a TIFMAS Strike Team Leader and was deployed with a Type 6 Engine Strike Team to the Possum Kingdom Complex and the Bear Creek Fires during the 2011 fire season.
Chief McRae has served as a guest instructor at the Texas A&M Annual Municipal Fire School for 31 years and is currently the Instructor-in-Charge of the Rope Rescue Project. He has served as the academy coordinator for the Northeast Texas Community College Fire Academy for the last 12 years.
He serves on the Texas Fire Chiefs Executive Board as the Northeast Region Director and is a member of the Texas A&M Forest Service Rural Fire Advisory Council.
Chief McRae is certified as a firefighter, investigator, inspector and instructor by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
Past Fire Chief's: -Taft Nelson (1981-1984) -Drew Dees (1978-1981) -Rex A. Mars (1968-1978)