Steven Green is currently the Assistant Chief of Administration for the Longview Fire Department and has been with Longview over 25 years. He is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Texas Fire Chiefs Association, and East Texas All Hazards Incident Management Team. Locally, he is involved with AMBUCS, United Way, Chamber of Commerce-Leadership Longview, Longview Rotary Club, and Kilgore College Physical Therapy Advisory Committee. He received his BAAS from Texas A&M University at Commerce, Associate Degree in Fire Services Administration & Fire Protection and Safety Technology from Weatherford College. He has completed the Fire Service Chief Executive Officer program through Texas A&M University-Texas Engineering Extension Service, Chief Fire Executive through Texas Fire Chief Association, and is a TCFP-certified Fire Officer.
Chris Kahl is a Fire Captain for the City of Portland Fire Department and an adjunct instructor in the Texas A&M TEEX program. He has served in the fire service for a total of 25 years with the past 18 years being a career firefighter. Captain Kahl is a rescue specialist with Texas A&M Task Force 1 and completed his US&R Rescue Specialist in 2016. Previously Captain Kahl has been on the Fire and Life Safety Educator ad-hoc curriculum committee and is currently on the Health and Wellness committee along with the Technical Rescue ad-hoc curriculum committee. Captain Kahl holds many certifications from TCFP that include Master Firefighter, Master Inspector, Master Investigator, Driver/Operator, Aerial Driver/Operator, Instructor III, Fire Officer IV, Incident Safety Officer, Basic Wildland Firefighter, Hazardous Materials Technician, Fire and Life Safety Educator II and Plan Examiner. His Pro-Board certifications are in Rope Rescue Technician, Confined Space Technical Rescue II, Trench Rescue Technical Rescue II, Fire Officer IV, and Hazardous Materials Technician. Through FEMA Captain Kahl has taken NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400, 800 and 900 of the Incident Command System.
Michael Mire is a 26-year veteran of the fire service. His tenure on the Houston Fire Department (HFD) Command Staff began in 2017 when he was appointed as the Assistant Chief of Professional Development. He is currently assigned as the Assistant Chief of Emergency Operations.
Dr. Jahnke is the Director of the Center for Fire, Rescue & EMS Health Research within NDRI-USA, Inc. – a not-for-profit research firm. She has successfully secured funding on a broad range of firefighter health topics including cancer, cardiovascular disease, behavioral health, women’s health, and reproductive health. She is nationally recognized as a leading expert and collaborates with most national fire service organizations on health and wellness related topics.
Scott Thompson has been in the fire service since 1982, and is currently Chief of Department in The Colony, Texas. Over the course of his career, Thompson has worked for Plano, Arlington, Athens, Lake Cities, and Lewisville Fire Departments. Chief Thompson has served in a leadership role for the last 25 years. He is the author of the best-selling book, The Functional Fire Company: Positioning Small Groups for Success and Survival. He has been a hands-on instructor, classroom presenter, and workshop presenter at the Fire Department Instructors Conference since 2002. Chief Thompson frequently delivers keynotes and lectures on the topic of organizational culture, leadership, human relations, command and control, and suburban fire operations. Thompson has a bachelor’s in emergency administration and disaster planning and is a Certified Public Manager.
Daniel is originally from The Bronx in New York City and began his Fire Service Career in the North East. His time in the Texas Fire Service began over 43 years ago. He previously worked for the Carrollton (TX) Fire Department for nearly 10 years, serving in several capacities. He then served for two years as an International Fire Marshal for the U. S. Department of State, Foreign Building Operations, where he travelled to more than 35 countries providing fire & life safety to the United States Embassies and Consulates. He has been with the Dallas Fire Department for the past 32 years and has held every rank up to Deputy Chief. Currently, he is the Deputy Chief of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division. He has been published several times including Firehouse Magazine and Fire Engineering Magazine. He is a prominent Public Speaker and has travelled around the United States as well as Internationally and has presented for the Fire Service as well as Corporate America. He was the TAFE 2020 Instructor of the Year. He recently gave the last keynote speech ever at Firehose Expo.
He serves as the Vice-President of the Dallas Firefighters Museum and is a Board of Director for Search-One.
Daniel lives in Plano and he and his wife Janet have three grown children. He is an avid snow skier and enjoys baseball, football and auto racing.