Operations Staff & Instructors

Wade Green – Fire Program Director

Wade Green

Instructor Green is currently a member of the Fort Worth Fire Department and a key member of the Training Division management and instructional team.  He has a sincere passion for doing whatever it takes to help each and every one of our students succeed because he knows that success now will translate into serving others, being safe, and saving lives down the road.

Brandon Ferguson – EMS Program Director

Brandon Ferguson, Lead InstructorI began my career as a volunteer firefighter at the age of 19. Shortly after joining the department, I knew this was my calling in life so I went to Fire Academy and EMT school. I began my career as one of the first six

career firefighters hired with a local department and worked there for 6 years. After taking two years away from the fire service, for family reasons and wondering if I was really making a difference, I decided to refocus my life, trusting God to place me where I needed to be and was given an opportunity to go back where my career began. I am now working as a FF/Paramedic, a member of the Honor Guard, and I have earned a degree in Fire Science. I have worked with Training Division Fire Academy since 2005 and I’ve been able to fill many roles during my time here.  I started as a part-time instructor and quickly identified with the vision of the company and the core values. I now take care of the day to day EMS operations. I am married to my wonderful wife, Rachel and have four beautiful children: Jaden, Elissa, Ryan and Isabella.

Brian Pope – EMS Clinical Coordinator

Brian Pope, EMS Clinical CoordinatorI knew early on in life that I wanted to be a firefighter. I tried taking a different career path and I knew God had a different plan for me and in 2001 the plan was laid out. I attended Texas A&M for my basic fire academy and EMT-B certification. I began my career as a volunteer firefighter at the age of 22.  I began my career as a career firefighter / paramedic in 2004 with a local department and worked there for 2 years. I was hired in 2006 by a local fire department in the Mid-Cities area and that is where I currently reside as a FF/Paramedic, a member of the Honor Guard, and currently hold the Vice Presidents seat for our IAFF Local. I am married to my wonderful wife, Sarah and have two beautiful girls: Lily and Khloe.

INSTRUCTORS

David Wilkes

David Wilkes

Jack Watson

Jack Watson

Lonnie Ballinger

Lonnie Ballenger

Neil Eschbach

Neil Eschbach

Tyler Morris

Tyler Morris

Wayne Baker

Wayne Baker

Sam Thomason

Sam Thomason