TIM PILLSWORTH has be active in the volunteer fire service since 1986 and is an active member of the Washingtonville (NY) Fire Department. Is a past chief and life member of the Winona Lake Engine Company, Orange Lake Fire District in Newburgh (NY). He has presented at FDIC International and other local and regional conferences on engine company operations and leadership in the volunteer fire service. He has authored and coauthored many articles on personal protective equipment (PPE), volunteerism, engine company operations, attack system flow testing and volunteer fire department management and planning. He is the author of the PPE chapter in the Fire Engineering Firefighter I & II Training Manual. He is scoutmaster of for his two boys in Boy Scouts. He is currently a project engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers at the US Military Academy at West Point, New York.