DAVID PETERSON, a Firehouse.com Contributing Editor, is a 30-year veteran firefighter and hazmat team responder. He writes and presents on a variety of fire service issues for numerous websites, trade magazines, and conferences. David is member of the Wisconsin FLAME group, LLC. He has a B.S. in fire service management from Southern Illinois University, is a graduate student in leadership at Grand Canyon University, and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program. You can reach David by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.