Peter Greco, CSP
Senior Consultant, Emergency Management Solutions (Texas Division)
Pete Greco is a dedicated HSSE and emergency response professional with over 40 years industrial and twenty-five years municipal experience in firefighting, fire protection engineering, risk management, process safety, safety, health and security. He has leadership experience as a retired Emergency & Security Services Manager/Fire Chief with LyondellBasell Houston Refining LP, as a municipal Fire Chief and former Chairman of Channel Industries Mutual Aid (CIMA). Pete has extensive experience in industrial firefighting and emergency response in the largest refining and petrochemical complexes in the U.S. Pete has amassed hands on-experience ranging from responses to significant refining, petrochemical, warehouse, land transportation and marine transportation incidents where he provided technical and incident management assistance. He is a highly recognized professional incident manager, leader and instructor.
Pete is an Agency Instructor for the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, Emergency Services Training Institute’s Emergency Preparedness Division, where he delivers training/education programs and facilitates incident management drills/exercises for industrial clients.
As a former active member of the nation’s largest industrial mutual aid organization, CIMA, he served as Chairman and Emergency Response Specialist for over twenty-five years. Pete is a retired member of the nation’s largest single city volunteer fire department, the City of Pasadena Fire Department, where he held positions as District Chief and Chief Safety Officer. He also served as Fire Chief of a rural fire department in Chambers County. Additionally, he is a former member of the USCG Houston Galveston Marine Firefighting Task Force and Board Member of the State Fireman’s and Fire Marshall’s Association, Industrial Fire Services Board.
Pete is a fifteen-year instructor at the Texas Industrial Fire Training School at Texas A&M where he developed fire/incident management virtual reality training and exercise programs. He is a recognized CIMA subject matter expert/instructor in storage tank firefighting and incident management where he received multiple leadership awards. Pete was the incident commander in several notable events to include the largest crane collapse in U.S. history. Pete was the initial Planning Section Chief at the FEMA designated Area Command Houston Area Mega-Shelter in September of 2005. Additionally, he has been the incident commander or operations section chief for major process unit fires, barge oil spills, ship fires and storage tank fires.
Pete Greco was involved in a wide array of projects including service as a Senior Project Officer for the Harris County (Texas) Multi-Agency Gap Analysis.
Pete holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Hygiene and Safety from the University of Houston Clear Lake, and an Associates of Applied Science in Occupational Safety and Health from San Jacinto College. He is a Board-Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and a Texas certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B). He holds ProBoard Certifications for Fire Service Instructor I and Advanced Interior and Exterior Industrial Firefighting. Pete also has training in oil spill response and prevention from Texas A&M and advanced marine firefighting from Delgado College.