Brian Zaitz is a 21 year student of the fire service, currently serving as the Assistant Chief of Operations and Training for the City of Kirkwood Fire Department. Brian is an active fire service instructor, teaching for the Tri-County Training Consortium and the International Society of Fire Service Instructors. His passion for training continues as he is the current President of the St. Louis County Training Officer’s Association, is a current Governor appointed member of the Missouri Fire Service Training and Education Commission for the state of Missouri as well as the current Second Vice President of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors. Brian is a credentialed Chief Training Officer as well as Chief Fire Officer through the Center for Public Safety Excellence. He holds several degrees including a Masters of Science in Human Resource Development and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. Brian has authored several articles on fire officer leadership, basic training and fire ground tactics and has instructed at numerous conferences and seminars to include the Les Lukert Conference, Missouri Winter Fire School, the Metro Atlanta Firefighters Conference and the Fire Department Instructors Conference.