Dr. Burton A. Clark, EFO has been in the fire service for 44 years. He he was a firefighter in Washington, DC, assistant fire chief in Laurel, Md., the Management Science Program Chair at the National Fire Academy, an operations Chief during national disasters and emergencies for the DHS/FEMA. Clark has a BS is in business administration from Strayer University, a MA in Curriculum & Instruction from Catholic University and a Ed.D. in adult education from Nova Southeastern University. He studied fire science at Montgomery College with Professor Frank Brannigan, Emergency Management at the Emergency Management Institute, National Security at the National Defense University, and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program. He has been a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University Center for Injury Research and Policy. He is a nationally certified Fire Officer IV, Chief Fire Officer Designee for nine years, and a Eagle Scout mentor. Clark writes, lectures, and teaches fire service research, safety, culture, and professional development worldwide. He is the author of See the Light – In Search of Meaning: Culture, Professionalism, Safety. He is married to Carolyn Smith-Clark a National Fire Academy instructor. He authored the book I Can't Save You But I'll Die Trying: The American Fire Culture Since his retirement, Clark has served as a conference keynotes, program lecturer, dissertation advisor and EFO ARP advisor. Clark can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.