Peter J. Hicks
Executive Director, Staff
Mr. Hicks grew up in Western Michigan, has been a Texas resident since 1993, and has been a member of the Bastrop Community since 2002. Peter attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan from 1991 to 1993. He then attended Texas State Technical College, and later Western Texas College where he graduated the Paramedic Program in 1997. He has been involved with emergency management, fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at varying levels since moving to Texas. Bastrop County residents would be familiar with him as he served as the EMS Director for Bastrop County from 2002 through 2005. He joined the county staff late in 2007 as the assistant in the Office of Emergency Management. Beginning in 2002, Mr. Hicks also began work as an Adjunct Instructor for the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service in College Station, Texas where he helped develop the skills of emergency responders and managers from around the country for more than 16 year.
Hicks with more than 24 years of experience in emergency response, training and exercise brings a lot to the organization. He has managed emergency and non-emergency medical response efforts in a variety of markets, including urban, rural, and frontier EMS settings. Most recently, Hicks serves as the Founder and President of Health & Safety Associates, a medical transportation and emergency management consulting firm assisting providers in optimization their organizations. Prior to this endeavor, he served Director of Client Services/Assistant General Manager for Texas Operations with LogistiCare Solutions in Austin, Texas. Previously he has served as Chief Operating Officer for MedicOne Medical Response of Dallas, Texas and Resiliency Program Manager for the Lower Colorado River Authority and served as a County Commissioner in Bastrop County, Texas.
Hicks continues to be a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers, and a member of the Emergency Management Association of Texas, he also holds public office as an Emergency Services District (ESD) Commissioner for Bastrop County ESD #2 as Assistant Treasurer and where he continues to live.