West Columbia Fire Department
Marc Aloan is a career captain with the West Columbia, SC, Fire Department and creator of The Fire Inside blog. He started his fire service career in 2001 as volunteer for his hometown in upstate New York. He became a career firefighter in 2007 after separating from active duty in the U.S. Air Force. Aloan speaks nationally with courses on culture and professional development. His writing has been published in several publications, including Firehouse Magazine. Aloan serves as second vice president of the South Carolina Society of Fire Service Instructors. He also holds a bachelor of science degree in fire protection administration from Eastern Kentucky University and a master's in organizational leadership from Waldorf University.