Ralph Montes, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for Victoria County
Ralph was born and raised in Victoria where he graduated from Stroman High School in 1985. Following high school, he attended Victoria College, where he graduated in 1988 with an A.A.S. in Law Enforcement. He also attended and completed the Victoria College Police Academy and Victoria College Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Course. He currently holds a certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic with Texas Department of State Health Services. He has 27 years of experience in the hospital/health care industry holding various positions, such as Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Department Technician, 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.
Ralph has held various roles with real life, man-made and natural disasters and exercise events. Ralph has made coordinating 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 local hospital emergency department. Ralph has 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 Stop the Bleed instructor assisting in the effort of bleeding control within the Golden Crescent Regional Advisory Council.
Ralph has taken his experience and knowledge, and accepted the position with Victoria County Public health Department as Public Health Emergency Management Coordinator in January 2020.