|Fire Chief||Ivan Hernandez|
|Assistant Fire Chief||Robert Weidenbach|
|Fire Inspector/Fire Investigator||Tim Zelenak|
|Administrative Assistant||Delma Cortez|
Fire Chief - Ivan Hernandez
Ivan Hernandez was appointed as Fire Chief for the City of Windcrest Fire Department on March 28, 2022. Chief Hernandez is a 29-year veteran of the Fire Service. He has served in all capacities leading up to Fire Chief, including Senior Fire Captain, Shift Lieutenant, Fire Marshal, Fire Inspector, License Paramedic, Firefighter and Volunteer Firefighter. Chief Hernandez has demonstrated experience in influencing, decision making and coaching in all levels of supervision.
Chief Hernandez received his bachelor’s degree and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Texas A&M University San Antonio, and has his Fire Science Associates degree from San Antonio College. He also attended the University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center to obtain his Paramedicine Certificate. On his days off, Chief Hernandez is an adjunct instructor for the San Antonio Regional Fire Academy.
Chief Hernandez leads a dedicated team of 30 sworn, civilian and volunteer personnel and growing. He feels very fortunate to serve the City of Windcrest and is proud to continue a tradition of excellent customer service and leadership of the Fire Department. Chief Hernandez has an open-door policy, if anyone has any questions regarding anything fire-related, please don’t hesitate to come by or call our office.
Assistant Fire Chief - Robert Weidenbach
Robert Weidenbach was appointed as Assistant Fire Chief for the City of Windcrest Fire Department in 2017. Assistant Chief Weidenbach began his career as a volunteer firefighter with Windcrest Fire Department while a senior in high school in July 1996. Assistant Chief Weidenbach’s position became paid in 2019 in an effort to keep up with the increase in call volume and the responsibilities of the Assistant Chief.
Assistant Chief Weidenbach’s goal is to see the department continue to grow and develop with the same dedication and energy that he has seen in 25+ years with the city.
Fire Marshal/Fire Inspector - Tim Zelenak
Tim Zelenak was appointed as the Fire Inspector/Fire Investigator on December 26, 2022, for the Fire Marshal’s Office for the City of Windcrest. Fire Inspector/Fire Investigator Zelenak started his career in the Fire Service in February 1999 with the Town of Hollywood Park Fire Department and service as a shift Lieutenant and Deputy Fire Marshal prior to coming to the City of Windcrest.
Fire Inspector/Fire Inspector Zelenak is certified as an Advanced Firefighter, Advanced Fire Inspector and a Master Arson Investigator through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
Fire Inspector/Fire Investigator Zelenak’s duties in the Fire Marshal’s Office include Semi-Annual Fire Inspections, Plan Reviews, Foster Home Inspections, Fire Investigations and Fire Code Enforcement. Fire Inspector/Fire Investigator Zelenak brings his 24 years of Firefighting and Fire Prevention experience to the City of Windcrest and is deeply committed to keeping the City of Windcrest a fire safe place for all residents and visitors.