David F. Peterson, MS, EFO, is a 35-year veteran of the fire service and a retired fire chief. He is currently an EMS and fire training coordinator for Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville, WI. He served as a Level A regional haz-mat team coordinator and instructor for 20 years. Peterson is a graduate of the NFA’s Executive Fire Officer Program. He has a bachelor’s degree in fire service management from the University of Southern Illinois and a master’s degree in executive fire leadership from Grand Canyon University.