Chad is a 18 year member of the Wichita Fire Department, where he serves as a Captain at Firehouse 10. Prior to his promotion, Chad was assigned to Firehouse 1 on Truck 1. Chad is active in the Training division, helping in truck, engine and RIT drills. He is also the Vice President for the local Metro FOOLS chapter, FOOLS OF OZ, where they conduct training across the state for local departments. Chad is very proud to be called, "one of those guys". Additionally, Chad has traveled to the East Coast to teach ladder work and VES.