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Ralph Montes

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Ralph was born and raised in Victoria where he graduated from Victoria College in 1988 with an Associates in Applied Science Degree in Law Enforcement.  He is also a graduate of the Victoria College Police Academy and Victoria College Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Program.  He currently holds a certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic with Texas Department of State Health Services.  

Ralph has 27 years of experience in the hospital/health care industry holding various positions, such as Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Department Technician, Sterile Processing Technician, Hospital Hazardous Material Decontamination Team Leader, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, and Director of Housekeeping.  He has represented a local hospital in La Grange, TX with the Capital Area Trauma Regional Advisory Council, TSA-O in Austin, TX, and the Golden Crescent Regional Advisory Council, TSA-S in Victoria, TX. 

He has also served as an advisor for a local high school in Giddings, TX with the "Shattered Dreams Program" and as a member of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) in Fayette and Victoria counties.  He is also a committee member with the Mid-Coast Hurricane and Disaster Conference in Victoria.

Ralph has held various roles with real life, man-made and natural disasters and exercise events.  He has also coordinated efforts in La Grange, TX in planned events with the BPMS-150 Bike Ride (Houston to Austin) assisting the Capital Area Trauma Regional Advisory Council, TSA-O in the deployment of mobile medical shelters in La Grange, TX which relieves the medical surge of patients from a hospital emergency department. 

Ralph has taken his experience and knowledge, and accepted the position with Victoria County Public Health Department as the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator in January 2020.