Captain Villarreal began his career with the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department as a Volunteer Firefighter. As he became active in the fire service, he knew this was going to be his career. He began fire school in 2003 at Lone Star College, graduating in 2004 with his Basic Firefighter certification and obtained his EMT Basic Certification. During the time of seeking employment as a Firefighter, he was a 911 dispatcher with Cy Fair Volunteer Fire Department. In 2007, he became a full time Firefighter with the Village Fire Department. In 2014, he left the Village Fire Department to be a full-time Firefighter with Katy Fire Department and was promoted to Engineer Operator in 2016.
Captain Villarreal joined Willowfork Fire Department, January 8, 2018, and serves as a full time Captain.