APPRENTICE INSTRUCTORS

APPRENTICE INSTRUCTOR – has met the minimal requirements to begin process to achieve Lead Instructor status. Instructor In Training.

KC Blacklock, Petty Officer 3, Texas State Guard

Start Date 10/17/2015       Status: Clear

City: Seven Ponints        State:  Texas        Country: USA

KC is a Corpsman for the Texas State Guard, TMAR 3rd Battalion, Safety Officer for Tool Fire Rescue, and a service tech for Door Control Services.

Apprentice Instructor: GSAR 1

Technician Ratings: GSAR 1

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Ric Bruner

Start Date 01/09/2016       Status: Clear

City: The Colony        State:  Texas        Country: USA
Ric served in the United States Navy from 1993-1997 as a hospital Corpsman. Ric has been a police officer in the Dallas, Texas area for the last 15 ½ years. Ric is a commissioned Officer with the Texas State Guard Maritime Regiment and has been on several missions involving searching for missing people including the Wimberley Flood in May 2015. TNAR is tasked with disaster response, searching for missing persons, on both land and water, deploys to catastrophic events and more….

Apprentice Instructor: GSAR 1

Technician Ratings: GSAR 1, GSAR 2

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Thomas Couch

Thomas.Couch@TEXSAR.org

Start Date: 9/2/2015        Status: Clear

City: Austin        State:  Texas        Country: USA
Thomas is a member of TEXSAR

Apprentice Instructor: GSAR 1, FAST 1

Technician Ratings: GSAR 1, FAST 1

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Robert Michael Dixon

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Start Date 11/16/2015           Status: Clear

City: Houston        State: Texas         Country: USA
Mike is a firefighter / EMT for Eastex Fire Department.

Apprentice Instructor: FAST 1, LRBO 1

Technician Ratings: FAST 1, LRBO 1

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Chris Forester

mvfdmedcapt@yahoo.com

Apprentice Instructor

Start Date: 8/14/2014 Status: Clear
Chris is a paramedic with Schertz EMS, Tactical Medic for Guadalupe Co SO SWAT, Medic Captain for Marion VFD and full time Dad.

Apprentice Instructor: FAST R1 VRT 1

Technician Ratings: VRT 1, VRT 2, VRT 3, FAST R1, FAST RBO 1

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Israel Gines, Petty Officer 2, Texas State Guard

Start Date 04/10/2014       Status: Clear

City: El Paso        State:  Texas        Country: USA

Israel is a Corpsman for the Texas State Guard, TMAR, and an Engineer/Paramedic for El Paso Fire Deprtmant

Apprentice Instructor: GSAR 1

Technician Ratings: GSAR 1, GSAR 2, GSAR 3

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Scott McKinlay, 2 Lieutenant, Texas State Guard

Start Date 12/03/2016       Status: Clear

City: Austin        State:  Texas        Country: USA

Scott is a 2 LT in the Texas State Guard, and a full-time Instructor with St Edwards University.

Apprentice Instructor: GSAR 1

Technician Ratings: GSAR 1, GSAR 2, GSAR 3

 

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Rafael Munoz

 

Start Date 12/12/2015       Status: Clear

City: Austin        State:  Texas        Country: USA
Rafael is a member of the Central Texas section of TEXSAR

Apprentice Instructor: GSAR 1

Technician Ratings: GSAR 1

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Frank Rich

Start Date 12/22/2015       Status: Clear

City: Odessa        State:  Texas        Country: USA
Frank is a member for the West Texas of TEXSAR

Apprentice Instructor: GSAR 1

Technician Ratings: GSAR 1, GSAR 2, FAST 1

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Brian Shumway, Captain, Texas State Guard

Start Date 12/03/2016       Status: Clear

City: Austin        State:  Texas        Country: USA

Brian is currently Captain in the Texas State Guard. He also served in the Air National Guard, has 10 years’ experience as an EMTB, and currently works full time as a Growth Manager for a firm in Austin, Texas.

Apprentice Instructor: GSAR 1

Technician Ratings: GSAR 1, GSAR 2, GSAR 3

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Ryan Steele, Seaman, Texas State Guard

Start Date 12/11/2017       Status: Clear

City: Garland        State:  Texas        Country: USA

Ryan is a Seaman in the Texas State Guard, is a telecommunicator with the UT Dallas PD, has years of wilderness, navigation, and first aid skills with the Boy Scouts. Ryan also says he has familiarity with German and Japanese language and culture.

Apprentice Instructor: GSAR 1

Technician Ratings: GSAR 1

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James Damon Williams, Sergeant First Class, Texas State Guard

Start Date 01/03/2016       Status: Clear

City: Austin        State:  Texas        Country: USA

James is a Sergeant First Class with the Texas State Guard, has 2 BS in Engineering from Texas Tech and currently works as an Engineer at Rolex.

Apprentice Instructor: GSAR 1

Technician Ratings: GSAR 1, GSAR 2

 

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Austin Tucker

Start Date 01/06/2016       Status: Clear

City: Porter        State:  Texas        Country: USA
From 2001-2005He served in the United States Navy as an E5-OS2 on the USS George Washington and USS Vella Gulf.

From 2005 – Present he owns and operates Sterling Environmental

From 2010 – 2012 he was a Safety / Utility diver for NASA at Sony Carter Training Facility (NBL)

Since 2012 Austin is a Driver / Operator with the Porter Fire Department.

Apprentice Instructor: VRT 1, FAST 1

Technician Ratings: VRT 1 & 2, FAST 1

 

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Timothy Walker

Start Date 01/09/2016       Status: Clear

City: Corinth        State:  Texas        Country: USA
Timothy is a commissioned company level officer with the Texas State Guard. He is assigned to the Maritime Regiment, which is responsible for maintaining mission ready teams for operations is Search And Rescue, missing persons search, boat operations in littoral and riverine environments throughout the State of Texas in support of Homeland Defense. Timothy’s latest mission was a Team Leader of a GSAR team during the Wimberley flood of 2015. He was also in charge of littoral support at Lake Ray Hubbard supporting the US Army Corp of Engineers. Timothy holds a Master’s Degree in organizational Management from Dallas Baptist University.

Apprentice Instructor: GSAR 1

Technician Ratings: GSAR 1, GSAR 2

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Adrian Washburn

Start Date 01/09/2016       Status: Clear

City: Ponder       State:  Texas        Country: USA
Joined the Texas State Guard in 2012 and underwent training via RTI in 2014 for GSAR. Have completed two humanitarian GSAR missions within the State of Texas and currently looking for additional ways to help my fellow citizens.

Apprentice Instructor: GSAR 1

Technician Ratings: GSAR 1, GSAR 2

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Criss Wilson

Start Date 02/13/2016       Status: Clear

City: Ponder       State:  Texas        Country: USA
Criss runs a trucking company, serves as a volunteer firefighter, and has been a licensed pyrotechnician for 28 years. He enjoys high stakes decision making and the exercise that comes with his chosen professions.

Apprentice Instructor: VRT 1

Technician Ratings: VRT 1

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Megan Whitley

Start Date 12/12/2015       Status: Clear

City: Sugarland        State:  Texas        Country: USA
Megan is a member of the Gulf Coast section of TEXSAR

Apprentice Instructor: GSAR 1

Technician Ratings: GSAR 1,  FAST 1

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Justin Whitley

Start Date 12/12/2015       Status: Clear

City: Sugarland        State:  Texas        Country: USA
Justin is a member of the Gulf Coast section of TEXSAR

Apprentice Instructor: GSAR 1

Technician Ratings: GSAR 1,  FAST 1, VRT 1, VRT Medic

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Lester Earl Woolbright, Sergeant, Texas State Guard

Start Date 02/27/2016       Status: Clear

City: Rowlett        State:  Texas        Country: USA

Earl is an Area Manager for the Texas Workforce Commission as well as a Sergeant in the Texas State Guard. He also has 30 years of experience in Fire and EMS in specialty areas such as suppression, Haz Mat, and EMS.

Apprentice Instructor: GSAR 1

Technician Ratings: GSAR 1, GSAR 2

 

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Brad Zirkel

Start Date 02/13/2016       Status: Clear

City: Ponder       State:  Texas        Country: USA
Brad Zirkel is a volunteer fire fighter / EMT B with Medina VFD. He is also a volunteer EMT with Bandera County EMS. His day job is an Occupational Therapist where he serves as the director of rehabilitation in a clinic in Kerrville.

Apprentice Instructor: VRT 1

Technician Ratings: VRT 1