MARK vonAPPEN, a member of the (CA) Fire Service since 1998, is assigned to the suppression division where he holds the rank of captain. He is a committee member for California State Fire Training and has contributed to the development of Firefighter Survival and Rapid Intervention curriculums. Mark has been published in Fire Engineering Magazine, Fire Service Warrior, he is the creator of the fire service leadership blog FULLY INVOLVED, he has been selected as a speaker at FDIC International 2015 & 16, 17 as well as Firehouse World 2015 & 16. He is an instructor for the Santa Clara County Joint Fire Academy, a recruit Instructor for Palo Alto Fire, an academy instructor at Evergreen Community College, and a member of the “Nobody Gets Left Behind” training group. He has been involved in public speaking since 2006.