Wayne Buxton started out as a Volunteer Firefighter in 1999 with Grangerland Volunteer Fire Department. Chief Buxton worked for the New Caney Fire Department from 2007 to 2016. He started as a firefighter and moved up through the ranks to Battalion Chief. He was hired as a Battalion Chief with Harris County ESD 48.
Chief Buxton holds an advanced Firefighter certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP), as well as an Officer II, Instructor II, Haz-Mat Tech, Wildland Firefighter, Driver Operator and Paramedic.