JEFF SHUPE has been a career firefighter for more than 37 years. He is currently a division chief for the City of North Myrtle Beach, SC, Fire Department. He is retired from the Cleveland, OH, Fire Department and has also served as a volunteer firefighter. Shupe is an Ohio-certified fire instructor and was a field training officer for the Ohio Fire Academy for more than 24 years. He holds a degree in fire technology and attended the University of Cincinnati Fire Protection Engineering program. He is an EMT and hazmat technician and conducts training across the country at all levels.