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Gerald Burnett
  • Bryan, TX
  • United States
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Lives in:
Brazos County Texas
Bryan Fire Department
Assistant Fire Marshal/Battalion Chief
Years of public service:
Serving Since 1998
Agency structure:
Top issues in your department:
Bridging the gaps, wherever they appear.
Professional Qualifications:
Associates degree fire science, Associates degree emergency medical technology.
Certifications and Training:
Texas licensed paramedic, TCFP Hazmat Technician, TX SFFMA Master Firefighter, TCOLE peace officer, TCFP arson investigator, TCFP fire inspector, SFFMA Fire Offficer 2, SFFMA Wildland Firefighter, Instructor, USFA Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist II


Current Since 2000- Bryan Fire Department fire, EMS, rescue, hazmat, fire marshals office. CISM team member. Current Rank Battalion Chief, Assistant Fire Marshal. I began my career at BFD in a Fire/EMS rotation between an engine or truck and a MICU ambulance. I promoted to driver operator/paramedic on an ALS fire Engine in 2003. While in that role I joined the Special Operations and Rescue Team where I served primarily as a HAZMAT Technician, but also earned certificates in high angle, trench, and confined space rescue, with departmental cross training in boat and water operations as well as wilderness search and rescue.
In 2007 I promoted to Lieutenant in the Fire Marshal's Office. While continuing support of HAZMAT responses and training for the special operations team, my primary roles in the FMO have been fire prevention in including investigation of fires and complaints with criminal prosecution as appropriate, site planning and permitting, construction and compliance inspections, and perhaps most importantly the support, planning, and delivery of public fire and safety education. Have also served as a Public Information Officer at multiple periods since coming to the FMO.

Current Since 2003- TEEX adjunct regular instructor in the Per211 and Per320 courses.
Also Provided Returning Guest lectures in Fire Protection for Texas A&M University Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center/TEEX SENG422/677, and HAZMAT for TEEX TPA 100 Police Academy at TAMU Rellis Campus.

Current Since 2018- Member TXSG.
2018-2020 Enlisted Army Component Command, 8th Civil Affairs Regiment, 2nd Civil Affairs Battalion
2020-2021 Assigned 2nd BD, 3rd BN, Co. A, 1st Platoon
2021-Present Appointed WO1, 2nd Brigade Head Quarters Special Staff SSU, and MDC for Districts 13(primary) and 16(alternate)

Courtroom Experience:
Grand Jury Testimony Tx V Dennis Brown
Daubert Hearing Tx V Patrick Pitzer
Testimony TX V Patrick Pitzer

Previous Experience:
1998-2022 Brazos County Precinct 3 Volunteer Fire Department. In April 1998 I walked into the old firehouse in Steep Hollow and began a nearly 25 year run as first responder, firefighter, training captain, fire chief, and assistant chief (21 years as a fire officer). Continued throughout that time as EMS first responder, firefighter, and instructor until December 31, 2022. During my tenure we were blessed with a great team and unparalleled citizen support that allowed us to deliver modern technology, great training, and quality equipment to a community fire department that was built on a solid foundation of good values and people. Were able to prepare a generation to be the best volunteers, and to excel in their career fields. We successfully deployed well trained and equipped responders locally and regionally in support of our citizens and sister agencies for 25 years.

1980s -2000: Safety, EMS and Security, Construction, Shipping and Receiving, Cemetery Records, Manufacturing, Restaurants, Newspaper Delivery, Boy Scouts.
Topics you provide training for:
Fire Suppression, Fire Investigation, Fire Inspection, Fire Prevention, Emergency Medical Response, Weapons of Mass Destruction Response. I have been blessed with great teachers. I am willing to share, and always anxious to learn.
Areas of expertise:
Emergency Response: Fire/EMS/Law Enforcement
Fire Prevention: Investigation/Inspection/Public Education.
Military: Civil Affairs/Security Support/MDCLNO/General Support (Points of Distribution, Shelter, and Emergency Tracking Network Operations)
Have lived and worked around the US and overseas, and
I have found my brothers and sisters in every corner of the world.
Have been Texas based since Jan 98, and proud to call it home.
I'm blessed with many friends and family.
I'm blessed with a wonderful wife who honors me, and sharp, compassionate, funny children each with their own work ethic. (not all kids anymore).
Leviticus 19:18
Matthew 22:36-40
Isaiah 7:14
John 3:16
Psalm 23
John 10
My favorite things:
Talking or hearing about Jesus.
God, Family, Country, Kid's Opinions and observations (the smaller the better),
Studying scripture, enjoying the twilight, creating and enjoying good food and drink, floating, rowing, farming, hiking, camping, pinball, bowling, fishing, languages, politics, fire, ems, or military, history and lore. Enjoy all things trains, planes, jeeps, motorcycles, dogs, goats, chickens, horses, or any other curious and hardheaded creature... including cats and chaplains.
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