Fire Department Leadership

Rank Name
Fire Chief Ivan Hernandez
Assistant Fire Chief Robert Weidenbach
Fire Inspector/Fire Investigator Tim Zelenak
Administrative Assistant Delma Cortez

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.

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Assistant Fire Chief

Robert Weidenbach serves as the Assistant Fire Chief and Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Windcrest.

Robert began with the Windcrest Fire Department in 1996 as a volunteer. Through his hard work and dedication to the department, Robert found himself promoted to Assistant Chief of Operations in 2017. In 2019, Robert's position became paid in an effort to keep up with the increase in call volume and responsibilities of the Assistant Chief. 

Robert's goal is to see the department continue with the same dedication and energy that he has seen in his 25+ years with the city. 

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Fire Inspector/Fire Investigator

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.

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