STEVE KERBER is the Director of the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute. He has led research with the fire service in the areas of ventilation, structural collapse, and fire dynamics. A 13-year veteran of the fire service, with most of his service at the College Park Fire Department in Prince George’s County Maryland where he served at ranks up through Deputy Chief. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fire protection engineering from the University of Maryland and is currently working on his doctorate at Lund University in Sweden. Steve has also been appointed to the rank of Honorary Battalion Chief by the FDNY and was named the 2014 ISFSI and Fire Engineering George D. Post Instructor of the Year.