Captain Kevin Okonski of the Houston Fire Department
We are excited to announce an additional keynote speaker to our Opening Session of the CHEMTREC International Hazmat Summit. In light of the recent incidents that have occurred in the Greater Houston metropolitan area, we feel it’s critical for industry partners to hear from the emergency responder community.
I am the result of 47 years of people investing their lives into mine, with the hope of me being profitable to others. I must give credit to my family, then at the age of 24 my extend family.
For the past 23 years, it has been my pleasure to serve through the Houston Fire Department. The beginning of my career was serving as a fire fighter/ paramedic, with the last 17 years serving proudly on the Houston Hazardous Material Response Team, 13 years of that as a Hazmat captain. The return from those who have invested in me has not only been with the Hazardous Material Response Team, but also with Texas TRANSCAER as the training coordinator.