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Greg Obert
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  • Houston, TX
  • United States
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Lives in:
Houston, Texas
Department:
Houston Fire Department
Title/rank:
Senior Captain
Years of public service:
27
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Moral, low pay, Fleet maintenance.
Professional Qualifications:
Texas State Certified/ IFSAC - Master FF, Master Fire Instructor, Incident Safety Officer, Fire Officer IV, Marine FF, Basic Wildland FF, HazMat Tech, HazMat IC, Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator, Driver Operator- Pumper/ Aerial
A.A.S. in Fire Protection Technology
B.A.A.S. in Emergency Management- Fall 2019
Topics you provide training for:
Basic Fire academy for entry level ff's, most Texas state professional ff certifications, RIT/ Mayday training, Driver Operator training.
Areas of expertise:
Driver Operator operations, RIT/ Mayday, Incident Safety Officer.
Bio:
I been involved in the fire service since 1992 and I have been employed by the Houston Fire Department for the past 18 years. I hold the rank of Senior Captain and currently assigned as a shift Safety Officer on the west side of the city. Prior to that, I served as an Engine Captain for 6 years in Southeast Houston and was part of the CISM Team for 2 years. I am a Program Coordinator for the Fire Protection Degree Program at a local community college where I have been working for the past 14 years. I teach most Texas State Fire Certification classes for both career and volunteer ff's. I hold several State/ IFSAC/ Pro Board certifications including Fire Officer IV, Master Instructor, Incident Safety Officer, HazMat Tech Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator and I am a certified EMS Instructor. I was recently appointed as a Director for the Texas Association of Fire Educators (TAFE) and have taught RIT/Mayday and Truck Company Operation classes at the Texas A&M Fire Training Center for the past 10 years. I teach several online professional development classes and assisted in the development and coordination of a county wide FF1 and FF2 training program for Galveston Counties 13 volunteer departments. Previous to my current employment, my fire service involvement started as a volunteer firefighter in Texas. Shortly thereafter I moved to Pennsylvania and became a volunteer ff in the suburbs of Philadelphia where I rose to the rank of Captain. I became a Fire Inspector and EMT in NJ. and was hired on as Fire Safety Officer/ Inspector at Rider University then Lawrenceville Prep School. I moved back to Texas in 1998, joined a combination department as a volunteer in the suburbs of Houston, completed the State Fire Academy, and was hired fulltime by 2 small town fire departments prior to getting hire by HFD. I have an A.A.S. degree in Fire Protection Technology and I am currently attending West Texas A&M and will have a B.A.A.S. in Emergency Management in the fall of 2019. I can be reached at gobert3@outlook.com.

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