Robert Moore has been selected to lead one of the top fire and emergency services training programs in the country. The Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) has named Moore the Director of the Emergency Services Training Institute, which operates the renowned Brayton Fire Training Field.
The Emergency Services Training Institute offers training in more than 130 specialties and trains more than 80,000 firefighters and emergency responders each year. More than 4,000 firefighters attend three annual fire training schools each July.
Moore joined TEEX in 1996 and has served as associate director of the Emergency Services Training Institute since 2007. In April, he was appointed interim director following the retirement of Les Bunte. Moore has also served in the roles of instructor, program coordinator and program manager with the institute.
Prior to joining TEEX, he served for 19 years on the industrial fire brigade for Arco Chemical Co, where he became Fire Brigade Team Leader and Fire Chief. He also held positions in the Arco Chemical Safety Department, including Senior Safety Inspector and Safety Supervisor. Concurrently, he spent 14 years as a firefighter for the Channelview Volunteer Fire Department, where he rose through the ranks to fire marshal and assistant chief.
Moore holds the internationally recognized Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification, Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) and 20 ProBoard certifications in firefighting, rescue, hazmat and company officer.
Moore earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science from Blinn College, where he graduated magna cum laude. He also attended San Jacinto College, where he studied industrial safety, and holds an EMT-Paramedic certificate from Lee College. He has published several articles in emergency response journals and is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, National Fire Protection Association, Board of Certified Safety Professionals and State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association.