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Gov. Perry Appoints Moore and Poynter to Texas Commission on Fire Protection

Monday, December 10, 2012  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Robert Moore of Bryan and Ronald Poynter of McKinney to the Texas Commission on Fire Protection for terms to expire Feb. 1, 2015. The commission enforces statewide fire service standards and provides education and assistance to fire service personnel.

Moore is director of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Emergency Services Training Institute. He is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, National Fire Protection Association, Board of Certified Safety Professionals, State Firemen's and Fire Marshals Association (SFFMA), and SFFMA Industrial Emergency Services Board. He is also a former assistant fire chief and paramedic for the Channelview Volunteer Fire Department. Moore received an associate degree from Blinn College, completed his Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic certification at Lee College, and is a graduate of the TEEX Leadership Development Program.

Poynter is a regional sales manager at Sklar Instruments and served for more than 23 years as a U.S. Army Medical Service Corps Officer. He is a former fire fighter and paramedic with 8 years of service in Missouri, and a former safety officer and rescue team member of the Missouri Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1. Poynter received a bachelor's degree from Sam Houston State University and a master's degree in management from Webster University.

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