Dr. Burton A. Clark has been in the fire service for 40 years, he was a firefighter in Washington, DC and Assistant Fire Chief in Laurel, Maryland. He is the Management Science Program Chair at the National Fire Academy and serves as an Operations Chief during national disasters and emergencies for the DHS/FEMA. Burt has a BS is in Business Administration from Strayer University, MA in Curriculum & Instruction from Catholic University and Ed.D. in Adult Education from Nova Southeaster 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 Program. He is a nationally certified Fire Officer Four, Chief Fire Officer Designee, and Eagle Scout Mentor. Burt writes, lectures, and teaches fire service research, safety and professional development world wide.