Captain Cliff Patrick came to ALERT in 2004 with Unit 31. While in the Battalion, he took EMT-Basic, EMT-Paramedic, ESO: Fire Academy, and ESO: Technical Rescue. Following that, he worked in leadership with the Sergeant Major’s Department, and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant Major in 2007. Capt. Patrick held the rank of Sergeant Major for 16 months, until he began working as the primary ERT instructor in 2008. He continues to teach ERT, as well as teaching Technical Rescue and the ALERT Fire Academy. Capt. Patrick also works full time on the Longview Fire Department. He and his wife Christen live here on campus.