The Department of Emergency Medical Services at Collin County educates and develops
quality emergency medical professionals in the science and art of prehospital emergency
medicine. We accomplish this via blended instruction using advanced technology, experienced
instructors, and evidence-based practices within a culture that emphasizes integrity,
accountability, and responsibility. We offer the North Texas community proficient
and patient-centered graduates who are prepared to meet the emergency needs of our
About our Director, Chief Tim Mock
In 2001, Chief Mock began working for the Fire Academy as a part-time Skills Instructor
and has many years of experience in a variety of subject areas within the fire service
profession, including: EMS, Haz-Mat, Special Operations and Incident Management.
Chief Mock was a member of the Richardson Fire Department for 26 years and during
that time, he was the Battalion Chief of EMS. In addition, he served for two years
as the Assistant Task Force Red Team Leader for Texas Task Force II Urban Search and
Rescue - an elite team of highly skilled professionals responding to a variety of
disasters throughout Texas and the nation. His lifetime fire service experience includes:
Flight-Medic, ER Medic, EMS Instructor, Driver/Engineer and Shift Battalion Chief.
Chief Mock resigned from the Richardson Fire Department to accept the position of
Assistant Fire Chief of Operations with the McKinney Fire Department where he had
oversight of all aspects of the McKinney Fire Department operations.
As of February 2019, we are very fortunate and appreciative to have someone with
this depth of academic, professional and leadership experience leading our department
and wish Chief Mock much continued success.