February 13, 1933 – December 16, 2001
Chief Golding was a retired US Air Force Colonel and a veteran of the Vietnam War.
He joined the Jollyville Volunteer Fire Department in 1979. During his tenure as a member of the Fire Department, he served as Captain, Training Officer, Fire Marshall and Chief. He first became Chief in 1987, a post he held until his death.
Chief Golding had been one of the most active members of the department and was one of the first Emergency Medical Technician certified members of the department.
Chief Golding’s commitment kept several response vehicles on the road in the early days of the department and today the front-line fleet of the Jollyville Fire Department is a direct reflection of his commitment to serve the members of the community. Several of the vehicles were exactly specified by the Chief, and when the manufacturers told him “that’s not possible”, he showed them how to do it.
October 24, 1947 – December 27, 2001
Chris Hanger joined the Jollyville Fire Department after wondering to himself which fire department actually protected his house. Upon finding out that the department was volunteer, he not only joined; he excelled.
Chris passed on his gift for service by teaching emergency medical classes to literally hundreds of cadets and future EMS professionals. Chris’ positive outlook and professional attitude left an indelible mark not only on Central Texas EMS, but EMS on the national level.
Spending his entire life in service to others was the only way that Chris knew. He served as a Lieutenant in the United States Army, then as a member of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and again as a member of the State Attorney General’s Office. Chris also served as Assistant General Counsel for Govenor Mark White.
Chris spent the last 13 years of his life helping others in the first person. He resigned from his post with the State of Texas and became a paramedic. Working with Williamson County EMS and still volunteering with Jollyville, Chris saved untold numbers of lives and helped above and beyond the call of duty; all day, everyday.
Chris’ keen sense of humor and extreme knowledge and intelligence will be missed. Chris provided us with genuine kindness, humility and a gentle guidance. The Jollyville Fire Department thanks Chris for his years of service, his courage, and above all, his remaining spirit.
Killed while on duty at Station 1; July 7, 1998
Chance will be sorely missed by all. He was highly trained in public relations and brought smiles and laughter to hundreds of neighborhood children.