Leadership

Bryan Sky-Eagle JD, MPA, CFO

President/Director 1

Bryan Sky-Eagle is a Deputy Chief in the Houston Fire Department currently serving the Shift-Commander for the B-shift that oversees 850 uniformed personnel. Bryan strongly advocates for administrative due process, professional development, and operational safety. He currently represents the COA on grievances, and discipline appeals. Chief Sky-Eagle has extensive experience in large-scale incidents, served as Area Commander for past natural disasters, and is known for his professionalism during special city-wide events. He has previously served in ARFF and Homeland Security and is an active member of the department’s Incident Management Teams.


Jason Kwas

Communications / Director 2

Jason Kwas is a Sr. Captain in the Houston Fire Department and currently serves the citizens of Houston at Fire Station 75 on the Delta shift. Jason is a 20 year veteran of the department, A Steward of IAFF- Local 341, TFCA-Member, IAFC-Member and a FOOL’s member.

Jason education includes an A.A.S Fire Science, B.S. Fire Administration, M.S. Executive Fire Leadership/Emergency Management, Fire Service Chief Executive Officer-Texas A&M Mays School of Business. Certified Fire Executive-TFCA, and a Certified Case Manager Interventionist-CCMI.

Sr. Captain Kwas is also a recipient of the Houston Fire Department’s Unit Award for Valor and a TFCA- State Valor Award for Valor.


Jay Garcia

Treasurer / Director 3

Jay Garcia is a District Chief in the Houston Department currently serving as the district chief at Station 28 C shift located in Southwest Houston. He has been in the fire department for 28 years and has a Master’s Degree in Fire Science. Jay strongly supports professional development, training, and serving the citizens of Houston. Jay is known by his peers for having respect for all members under his command and currently serves on the Incident Management Team.


Isaac Garcia

Vice President / Director 4

Robert Garcia (Isaac) has been a public safety servant for over 30 years and is currently serving in the position of Deputy Chief-South Division A shift.  He is known by his peers as a person dedicated to the department and the citizens of Houston. He has served in every classified suppression rank and several administrative positions, specifically as the Administrative Staffing Chief and the Executive Assistant Chief of Emergency Response. 

Isaac attended the University of Houston Downtown, where he earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science Degree-BAAS in Applied Administration and Leadership. Currently, he is serving as the Vice President of the Houston Fire Department Chief Officer Association and is serving as the Chairman of the Legislative Committee. Isaac is also serving as the liaison to the UHD-APAL Program.  His main focus at this point in his career is to help strengthen the organization and make it more resilient for future challenges.


Eric Abbt

Health & Safety Committee / Director 5

J. Eric Abbt is a District Chief at Fire Station 28-B, one of Houston’s busiest stations. Eric is a 40-year student of fire and safety operations, a 30-year veteran of HFD, and a Sum Cum Laude graduate at Columbia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Science. Chief Abbt holds a Master’s Certification from TCFP for Firefighter and Instructor, as well as numerous fire and rescue certifications and memberships in Fire and Safety organizations throughout the US and Canada. Chief Abbt serves as Director 5 of the COA and was appointed as Chairman of the Advisory Committee and the Health & Safety Committee.


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