Decker graduated from the College of Engineering at Arizona State University. He then earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership / Public Administration from Northern Arizona University. Over a career spanning 41 years in the Phoenix Fire Department Decker worked in a multitude of roles including fire paramedic, Battalion Chief; earning awards along the way, including Paramedic of the Year (1985); and retired as Deputy Chief. Decker is the creator of “Children’s ABLE Program,” CPR performed by Children under the age of 13. I’m small but I’m ABLE to perform Airway, Breathing and Lifesaving Efforts. Being a retired Air Force Reserve Senior Master Sergeant and former Air Evacuation Corpsman, Decker and his wife, Patrice, love to travel and one thing he noted is that firefighters seem to be fire culturally the same, the world over – friendly and helpful to others.
Phil Wurr, our Executive Director, is also a Phoenix Fire Captain and Paramedic. Phil has USDA Forest Service Fire-line certification and leads medical teams on wildland fires. Phil is a long time Adjunct Faculty Member at Paradise Valley Community College teaching Emergency Medicine. He is also a Volunteer Project Manager with Hope 4 Kids International, and Vice President of Sales at David Frank Design.
As a Director, Robyn has responsibility for: – Medical Standby sales, – Website development and management, – HR payroll and recruitment, – Insurance, including Worker’s compensation across multiple states. A graduate of UBC, in Canada, she worked at the Red Cross in Geneva, as well as in the civil service in London.
Jeran is a United States Army Veteran and served with the prestigious 1st Cavalry Division 2nd Brigade, 1st Battalion 8th Cavalry Regiment and was the Senior NCO Combat Medic attached to Bravo Company. He is a qualified Tactical Combat Casualty Care Instructor and received military training involving hoist operations. Throughout his service time he was mentored by various Army Special Operation medical personnel on conventional and unconventional patient care techniques. Jeran takes pride in mitigating risks on the fire line to ensure everyone goes home. He began his career with Paramedics Unlimited as a Rescue Paramedic on the REM Core team, and this fueled his passion for Wildland Fire Medical.