It is with great sadness that the Emergency Management Association Board of Directors shares with you the passing of Chief Patrick Repman, who died on November 20, 2019.
Patrick was an active member of the Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT), serving as a Corporate Board Member and the Committee Chair for the Public and Private Partnerships Committee. He contributed greatly to EMAT, its mission and its members.
Patrick worked at Pioneer Natural Resources Company in Midland, Texas for the last two years as an Emergency Management Lead. Chief Repman was also with the Midland Fire Department for twenty-seven years and served as the Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) for the City of Midland, a responsibility held since 1999. Along with his job as EMC, he performed the duties of District Chief over Hazardous Materials and ARFF for the Midland Fire Department. He was responsible for the redevelopment of the city of Midland's Emergency Management Program along with development of the Midland Fire Department Hazardous Materials Program.
Patrick was an adjunct professor for 13 years at Midland College where he instructed at the Fire Academy in several subject areas including Hazardous Materials, ICS, and Emergency Management for the Fire Science Division. He also taught for four years at Sul Ross State University in the Criminal Justice Department, under the Masters' Homeland Security Program.
He was also a recipient of the prestigious nationally recognized “Environmental Hero Award” from the US Secretary of Commerce.
Partick was the coordinator an avid member of the Permian Basin IMT as well as a member of the State of Texas Lone Star Incident Management Team, where he served as a Planning Section Repman sat on several local boards for various volunteer and non-volunteer organizations including the Domestic Preparedness Advisory Committee Board.
Patrick’s passion for emergency management and his dedication to EMAT will not be forgotten. The community he served is safer for his service and our profession is stronger for his contributions. Let us carry on our work as emergency managers in his honor.
More information is available at https://www.npwelch.com/obituary/patrick-john-repman/
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