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Immediate Past President Richard Parker Jr.  (President 2014-2015)

Chief Jack Collier- Texas State Vice President

  • Began professional firefighting career for the Temple, TX FD-Oct.21,1974
  • Promoted to Driver in 1976; received Paramedic Certification July, 1978
  • Completed Fire Science degree from Temple College, 1979
  • Promoted to Captain of EMS in 1982
  • Graduated from Texas State University with Bachelor of Science degree
  • Appointed to Fire Science Faculty, Temple College
  • Promoted to Deputy Chief in 1988
  • Retired from Temple FD December 1995; 21 years
  • Appointed as Fire Chief for the City of Del Rio, TX January 1996
  • Appointed as Fire Chief/EMC for New Braunfels, TX August 1998
  • Appointed as Texas A&M University/TEEX instructor of WMD courses
  • Developed Texas Fire Officer Program curriculum and promoted to Program Manager
  • Worked closely with Chief Allan Brunacini and Phoenix FD bringing Texas Chiefs to Phoenix to train in their Fire Command Training Center
  • Appointed as Superintendent of Fire for Jefferson Parish, LA September 2004
  • Appointed as Fire Chief/EMC for City of Harker Heights, TX May 2006-Present
  • Master Firefighter certification, TCFP; Chief Fire Officer Designation; Licensed Paramedic
  • Vice President of Texas, Southwest Division of the IAFC Board of Directors–2011-present
  • Chair of Administrative Council, Florence United Methodist Church
  • Member of the Bishop’s  Relations Committee, Central Texas Region
  • Countless multiple alarm fires; hostage events; mass casualty incidents
  • Luby’s Cafeteria Massacre in Killeen, TX 1991
  • Mount Carmel siege, Waco, TX 1993
  • Floods of 1998 * – Del Rio, TX (Aug.1998) and* New Braunfels, TX(Oct. 1998)
  • Flood of 2001 * – New Braunfels, TX (Aug. 2001)
  • Hurricane Katrina *, Jefferson Parish, LA (Aug. 29, 2005)
  • Hurricane Rita *, Jefferson Parish, LA (Sept.30, 2005)

(*denotes Presidential Declaration

Chief James Fullingim Oklahoma State Vice President

Chief Fullingim has been a member of the Norman Fire Department since 1981.  In that time he has advanced through the ranks holding all fire suppression positions in the chain of command; Firefighter, Driver/Engineer, Captain, Assistant Chief and Deputy Chief and was appointed to the Fire Chief’s position in June 2006.  He serves as both the Chief of the Norman Fire Department and the Emergency Management Director for the City of Norman.  Chief Fullingim has completed the University of Maryland’s National Fire Service Staff and Command Course. He is a past president of both the Southwestern Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and OKC Metro Chiefs Association. Chief Fullingim has an Associate Degree in Municipal Fire Protection from OSU-OKC, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Ethics


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