Sherrie is an inspiration to hear speak as she ties Faith to everyday fears and hesitation, not to mention situations that most of us rarely if ever have to encounter. 

In her new book, Faith on Fire, she talks about how Faith brought her through some of the most horrifying situations as a professional Fire Fighter and Paramedic over her 34-years with the Dallas Fire & Rescue Department, and how it proved to be the one constant when faced with unsurmountable odds.

Listening to Sherrie is uplifting, motivational, rea-life, allowing her audience the chance to re-live some of those heroning experiences she faced and how Faith made it all possible to not just succeed, but to survive.


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Trailblazer Sherrie Wilson was the first female firefighter-paramedic in the Dallas Fire Rescue Department. During her nearly 35-year tenure she experienced every sort of human trauma including hate, discrimination, resilience and love. Skills honed by fighting fires and saving lives prepared her for further community service. She was a leader and advisor to Fire Departments and EMS organizations, herald a leading role in the American Heart Association as a national trainer and international speaker, workshop presenter, author and show host.

Prior to retirement, she served the Dallas Fire Rescue Department with distinction. Not only was she the first female to be placed in Emergency Operations, she served as firefighter, paramedic, Public Information Officer, Recruiter, Training Academy Officer, Incident Command Technician and Emergency Medical Dispatcher.  

Off duty Sherrie saved lives too, while serving as Founder, Director of Education, and Clinical Manager and now CEO of Emergency Management Resources, LLC (EMR) which provides business and industry with health and safety training (OSHA courses and CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibulators (AEDs)., LLC is a marketing and publishing company Sherrie founded to encourage firefighters to tell their impossible stories to the world. 

Sherrie is a graduate of Hawthone University, received her paramedic training from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dallas, Texas, and serves as adjunct faculty member for Texas A&M, Texas Engineering Extension Service.

She has authored more than 50 Fire, EMS and communications articles, and three books; Rescue Team Training, Medical Terminology, and her newest book, Faith on Fire, now available on this website and on

When headed over the bridge to my first fire, I saw thick black smoke bellowing up on the horizon. I looked at bubba (my term of endearment for brother firefighters) with fear in my eyes and swallowed hard. Bubba looked back at me sternly and said: “We are gonna put this fire out! It's already out, you hear?

Bubba declared victory in the face of my fear. It worked!

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