Battalion Chief Ron Moore is the training officer for McKinney Fire Department, McKinney, Texas.
He is responsible for development, delivery, and evaluation of continuing education fire and rescue training programs for the 106-member fire department. McKinney FD protects a growing city of nearly 110,000 residents located just north of Dallas.
The uniformed members respond more than 6,500 times a year and provide service with five paramedic engine companies, one paramedic truck company, and four mobile intensive care unit ambulances.
Moore is the author of the University of Extrication series featured each month in Firehouse Magazine. He is also a moderator for the University of Extrication on firehouse.com.
He has conducted advanced automobile rescue seminars and bus rescue training programs nationwide since 1979. In 1984, he received the International Society of Fire Service Instructors George D. Post Instructor of the Year award for development of the first school bus rescue training program in the United States. In 2000, Moore was awarded the International Association of Fire Chief’s Excellence in Rescue award.
Moore is the author of Vehicle Rescue and Extrication, 2nd edition, a training text published by Mosby Publishing Company. He was also instrumental in the development of an edition of the Carbuster video series entitled “School Bus Rescue.”
You can contact him at Rmoore@firehouse.com.