Steve has been in the fire service for 32 years, the last 27 of which has been with the Columbus Ohio Division of Fire. Steve currently serves as the Lieutenant on Engine Company 18 in the South Linden neighborhood of Columbus. Steve has been a HOT instructor at FDIC for the past several years teaching rapid intervention. Additionally, Steve is the lead instructor of the FDIC HOT program Stretching For Success. Steve is an instructor for County Fire Tactics and has taught engine company tactics nationally. He has also instructed at the High Rise Operations Conference and Command Officers Bootcamp, Water on the Fire conference all in Pensacola Beach Florida. He has also lectured at FDIC on Engine company tactics.
For the past 26 years, Steve has also been a state certified Fire Safety instructor. He is also a past member of the State of Ohio Fire Training Committee.