DAVID RHODES is a 34-year fire service veteran currently serving as a battalion chief with an urban department in Georgia. He is a Chief Elder for the Georgia Smoke Diver Program , a member of the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) International Executive Advisory Board, a hands-on-training coordinator for the FDIC conference, an editorial advisor and author for Fire Engineering Magazine, and an editorial advisor for Fire Apparatus and Emergency Equipment Magazine. He is an adjunct instructor for the Georgia Fire Academy, an advisory board member for Underwriters Laboratory Firefighter Safety Research Institute, and a board member of the Firefighter Air Coalition and The Center for Flow Based Leadership. He serves as an incident commander for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency - All Hazards Incident Management Team and former task force leader for the Georgia Search and Rescue Team. He is president of Rhodes Consultants, Inc., which provides public safety training, consulting, and promotional assessment centers.