Gov. Perry Appoints Ekiss to Texas Commission on Fire Protection
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Pat Ekiss of Taylor to the Texas Commission on Fire Protection for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2017. The commission enforces statewide fire service standards and provides education and assistance to fire service personnel.
Ekiss is the City of Taylor Fire Chief and Emergency Management Coordinator and a certified EMT/paramedic. He is a fire services instructor at the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Emergency Services Training Institute. Ekiss is past president of the Southern Emergency Response and Preparedness Association, secretary/treasurer of the Texas Fire Chiefs Association, and is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Texas Association of Fire Service Educators, the National Fire Protection Administration, the Williamson County Fire Chiefs Association, and the State Fire Marshal Line of Duty Death Task Force Review Board. He is also a member of the Taylor Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Taylor.
Ekiss received two associate degrees from Weatherford College and is a graduate of the Texas Fire Chiefs Academy Certified Fire Executive Program.
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