Fire Chief Thomas Marroquin

Thomas Marroquin was born in Oahu, Hawaii, where his father was stationed while in the Army. He grew up on San Antonio’s southeast side, and attended Charles C Ball Elementary, Connell Middle School, and is a graduate of the 1996 class at Highlands High School.

Marroquin joined the US Navy and served from 1996-1999 in the Damage Control Division aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, assigned to maintaining the shipboard firefighting systems. Becoming a firefighter has been a lifelong passion.

Marroquin joined the Balcones Heights Fire Department as a part-time firefighter in 2009; becoming a full-time member in 2010. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2016, then to Captain in 2021.

Marroquin holds multiple fire service certification: Master Fire Fighter, Advanced Fire Inspector, Driver Operator-Pumper/Aerial, Fire Officer I&II, and Incident Safety Officer. He is also an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B). Thomas earned an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from San Antonio College in 2012 and a Bachelors in Fire & Emergency Services Administration from Texas A&M University- San Antonio in 2022.

Marroquin married his high school sweetheart in 1998. Donna is a pharmacist with HEB. They have three boys-Matthew, Adam, and Seth. Marroquin’s hobbies are reading, running, and exercising. He also enjoys spending time with family.

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