David Rhodes

David is a 37-year fire service veteran retired from the Atlanta, Georgia Fire Department. He is a Chief Elder for the Georgia Smoke Diver Program, a member of the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) Executive Advisory Board, a Hands-on-Training Coordinator for the FDIC conference, a full-time member Editorial Staff and author for Fire Engineering Magazine, and Fire Apparatus and Equipment Magazine, authored the Hump Day SOS column for Fire Rescue, an adjunct instructor for the Georgia Fire Academy, and Advisory Board Member Emeritus for Underwriters Laboratory Firefighter Safety Research Institute and a Board Member of the Firefighter Air Coalition. He served as an Incident Commander for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency – Type III All Hazards Incident Management Team was a Task Force Leader for the Georgia Search and Rescue Team. He is president of Rhodes Consultants, Inc. which provides public safety training, consulting and promotional assessment centers.