Brian S. Gettemeier has been in the fire service for 31 years, the past 28 years as a career firefighter with the Cottleville Fire Protection District of St. Charles County, MO, where he serves as an engine company captain. He is a member of St. Louis Metro Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1. Gettemeier is a second-generation firefighter. He has a bachelor’s degree in fire service management from Southern Illinois University and holds numerous state certifications. Gettemeier teaches all-hazard classes for numerous municipal and industrial organizations throughout the states of Missouri and Illinois. He presented at Firehouse Expo multiple times.