Angerer named Public Sector Program Director for Emergency Services Training Institute

7/10/2017 12:00 AM

COLLEGE STATION - The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service has tapped Chris Angerer as the new Public Sector Program Director for the Emergency Services Training Institute (TEEX-ESTI). Angerer brings with him more than 30 years of experience in the municipal fire and emergency response service.

As the Public Sector Program Director, Angerer will oversee the TEEX-ESTI municipal fire programs, including the Fire Recruit Academy, Extension, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting, EMS, Leadership Development, and Annual Schools.

In his 26-year career with the Lubbock Fire Department, Angerer rose through the ranks to become Deputy Chief of Operations, where he managed 17 fire stations and 350 firefighters. Following his retirement from LFD in 2012, Angerer joined the Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS), where he has spent the last four years as the Chief Response Training Coordinator. In that role, he coordinated training for the TFS Incident Response Department, and was the Emergency Services Branch Director in the Texas Division of Emergency Management State Operations Center. He has also served as the Fire Academy and Fire Technology Coordinator at South Plains College as well as an instructor with the Wolfforth Fire Academy.

“As a former municipal firefighter, I am honored to have the opportunity to work for TEEX to help other emergency responders gain practical knowledge and skills for their careers. I am also looking forward to the opportunity to learn from the many people who attend TEEX training. I am still working on perfecting my knowledge and skills as well,” said Angerer.

ESTI Division Director Robert Moore said Angerer’s addition will help TEEX grow its reach, especially in Texas.  “I am extremely happy to bring Chris Angerer into the TEEX/ESTI family. Through Chris’s valuable experience with the Lubbock Fire Department and Texas A&M Forest Service, Chris will bring new and innovative ideas to the ESTI Municipal Program. Chris’s reputation across Texas with career and volunteer fire departments will be a definite plus for our agency and help us move in directions never thought of. Please join me on welcoming Chris to the family."

Angerer graduated from Texas Tech University in 1994 with a degree in Biology/Chemistry. He has also attended the National Fire Academy (NFA) Executive Fire Officer course and is certified by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) as a Master Firefighter. He was named Lubbock Fire Department Firefighter of the Year in 2001, the Texas Association of Fire Educators Training Officer of the Year in 2005, and was given the Director’s Award for Professional Support Staff with Texas A&M Forest Service in 2014. Angerer is also a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the Texas Association of Fire Educators.

About TEEX Emergency Services Training Institute

In 2016, TEEX-ESTI trained more than 100,000 first responders across the United States as well as in 62 countries. For more information, visit

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