Brandon Fletcher is the chief of the Gilt Edge Fire Department in West Tennessee and a 23-year student of the fire service. He is a second-generation firefighter who has a background as both a volunteer and career firefighter in the rural, suburban and airport/industrial settings. Fletcher holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee at Martin and is a graduate of the Texas A&M Fire Service Chief Executive Officer program. He is a designated Chief Fire Officer and Chief Training Officer through the Center for Public Safety Excellence. Fletcher is a member of the Institution of Fire Engineers and NFPA's Fire Service Occupational Safety and Fire Officer Professional Qualifications technical committees. He is a hazmat specialist and serves as an instructor for the hazmat program at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, AL.