Captain Erik Wood is a 16-year veteran of the fire service. He started his fire service career in the United States Coast Guard in 1997, and is currently a captain with Shawnee County Fire District #2 in Auburn, Kan. In addition to his home department Captain Wood assists in writing policy, procedure and standard operating guidelines for several departments. In his current role, responsibilities include supervision of department probationary personnel and development and instruction of the department “rookie class” as well as having general oversight of the departments training program. Captain Wood has been a IFSAC certified instructor since 2005. He has served as an associate instructor with the University of Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute where he taught Firefighter 1 & 2 national certification courses, and served as a exam site evaluator for national certification. Captain Wood is currently a member of the Kansas State Firefighters Association, State Capital Area Firefighters Association and the International Society of Fire Service Instructors. He is currently married to his wonderful wife Sara who is the NFIRS State Program Manager for Kansas with the Office of the State Fire Marshal, and has two wonderful children Alyssa, and EJ and they reside in Auburn.