Assistant Chief Christian E. Callsen, Jr., LP (TX) || Treasurer
Christian E. "Chris" Callsen, Jr. is the Vice President, EMS / Public Safety Solutions at the Intermedix Corporation. With expertise in operations research, planning, system design and resource management, Chris’ role is to bring innovative technologies to emergency services organizations worldwide. Formerly Assistant Chief-Operations with Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services Department (ATCEMS) in Austin, Texas, Assistant Chief Callsen developed innovative solutions to EMS service concepts with a focus on Deployment, Homeland Security, Special Events, Community Relations and new methods of innovative response and technologies.
Assistant Chief Callsen served as lead of the Operations Division, a position that provided oversight of all uniform staff within ATCEMS including the areas of Communications, Field Operations, Special Operations, STAR Flight, and Logistics and was responsible for more than 350 personnel and a budget of more than $39 million annually. He also continues to actively participate in a range of local, regional, and national level working groups in areas related to Emergency Medical Services, Homeland Security, the National Incident Management System, and the medical response to Catastrophic Casualties. Chief Callsen previously served on the State of Texas Governor's EMS and Trauma Advisory Committee (GETAC) EMS Committee and as Co-Chair of the GETAC Disaster/Emergency Preparedness Task Force and was a member of the Texas Capital Area Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT), qualified as an Incident Commander and Planning Section Chief. He has also provided advisory support to DHS and other federal agencies through participation on the IAB and the DHS First Responder Technologies User Working Group.
Educated at Georgetown University is Washington, DC and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, he has more than 20 years of Emergency Services experience, Chief Callsen has worked in several areas of special operations including HazMat, Tactical, US&R, Dignitary Protection and technical rescue. He is also a published author with his most recent contribution being the textbook National Incident Management System / Principles and Practice, now in its second edition.