EMS Chief Update

Additional Information

Please join us for the updated installation of the Texas Fire Chiefs Association EMS Chief Update. Designed specifically for those working in EMS, this course will be offered only once a year with new topics during the Texas Fire Chiefs Academy in North Texas. The EMS Chief Update Program is lead by Tim Mock, Director of EMS Education at Collin College.

** Note: this is a new course and not a repeat of the EMS Chief Academy. Individuals who attended the EMS Chiefs Academy in the past should consider attending this and future programs.


EMS Chiefs Update

October 22 – 25, 2019

Garland, Texas

Tuesday, October 22

12:30 – 1:00   Registration

1pm – 3:00pm  Welcome & Introductions, Tim Mock, EMS Chief Update Program Director, and Director of EMS Education at Collin College

3pm - 3:30pm Break

3:30pm – 5:00pm Chris Earnest, Training Director for North Texas for Department of Public Safety. Train-the-Trainer, in active incident responses.  

Wednesday, October 23

8:00 – 12:00 Chief Scott Thompson, of the Colony, Texas. New hiring practices to secure only paramedics in a Fire Department and leadership within the Fire Department between EMS/Fire.  

12pm - 1pm  Lunch

1pm - 2:30pm Scott Donaldson over law enforcement academy, TCOLE board for active shooter training, HB2196 that mandates public school to include protocol for active shooter on operations and a corporative effort on this situation.  

2:30pm - 3pm Break

3pm - 5pm  Matt Zavadsky transformation of EMS – what are agencies with Medstar doing to secure safety.

Thursday, October 24

8am – 12:00pm Larry Lowe: CISM and PTSD all the research behind it, proven treatments.

12:00 – 1:00  Lunch

1pm – 3:00 pm Jack Ayres, the legal edges of being on the call if provoked or attacked.

2:30pm - 3pm Break

3:30pm - 5pm Brett Hart, DSHS speaking on new regulations.   

Friday, October 25

8am - 11:30am Dr. Geoff Tumlin, On-Demand Leadership

11:30am - 1pm Graduation, Texas Fire Chiefs Academy

** Attendees will also participate in the TFCA Academy Graduation Lunch **

Per Diem
Lunch will be provided Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. All other meals are on your own.


Garland Fire Department

1500 Highway 66

Garland, TX 75040

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$425 - earlybird member fee 

            (register by 10.1.19 to qualify)

$495 - member fee

$625 - non-member fee