William Carey is a former volunteer lieutenant with the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department, in Prince George's County, Maryland. With 20 years his training is extensive and his experience ranges from a very rural quiet fire department to one the busiest departments among the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. His mindset about firefighting and engine company operations were completely changed when he met the late Andrew Fredericks. He now spends his time trying to pass on what he learned from such a developing leader in the fire service focusing on the untapped area of firefighter mentality and working smarter, not harder. You can read more of his fire service writings at Firefighter Behavior. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.