Staff Bios

Darren Hutchinson

  • S-130, S-250, S-214, S300, S-330
  • ICS 100, 200, 300
  • 6 years Structural Firefighter, 1 year Industrial Firefighter
  • 10 years Wildland Firefighter, IC 3, Crew Boss, Engine Boss, Strike Team Leader, Structure Protection Specialist, [email protected] Texas Wildland Engine Academy, Gel Technology Trainer USA (trained over 2000 firefighters.
  • Instructor for NECG Wildland Urban Interface Courses.


Mike Hatcher

  • S-130, S-205, S-290, PMS-419, DSF, Hover Exit
  • NFPA Firefighter I & II
  • 10 years Structural Firefighter, 3 years Wildland Firefighter
  • Hazardous Materials Technician
  • Unit Crew Member, Engine Crew Member, Engine Operator
  • EMA First Responder III
  • PADI Advanced Diver
  • Instructor: Heavy Rescue, Emergency Driver


Blake Manchur

  • S130, S-205
  • Industrial Firefighter Level II
  • 6 years Structural and 4 years Wildland Firefighter
  • 5 years Oil Field Firefighter
  • Engine Boss
  • Hazardous Materials Operations
  • EMT

Brad Owens

  • S-130, S-205, PMS 419
  • NFPA 1001 Level 1&2
  • Haz-Mat Operations
  • MED B2 (shipboard firefighting)
  • EMA
  • Open Water Diver
  • Ground SAR Tech


Dylan Lawrence

  • S-130, S-205, PMS 419
  • Engine Boss
  • EMT
  • Wilderness Rescue


Shawn Hutchinson

  • S-130, S-205, PMS 419
  • Industrial Firefighter Level II
  • Engine Boss
  • 2 years Wildland Firefighter
  • OFA Level III
  • Technical Rescue
  • Hazardous Materials Operations
  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • Restricted Radio Operators Certificate


Shaun O’Mara

  • S-130, S 205, PMS-419
  • NFPA Firefighter I&II, NFPA Instructor I&II
  • 3 years Structural Firefighter, 8 years Wildland Firefigher
  • Engine Operator & Engine Boss
  • EMA First Responder
  • Rescue Diver & Medic Diver
  • Hazardous Materials Technician
  • PADI Rescue Diver & Medic Diver
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