Charlotte Fire Department
Thomas Anderson has been in the fire service for 17 years, most of which he was assigned to various positions on ladder companies, from tailboard, to company officer. Anderson has a passion for aggressive, efficient truck work, and has remained a student of the craft for his entire career. He worked in departments. ranging from small rural volunteer, to a large municipality with more than 40 stations. Anderson is currently assigned to the training division in the Charlotte, NC, Fire Department, where he has been since early 2021. He has a bachelor of science degree in fire administration from Gardner Webb University. He is the lead search instructor for Insight Fire Training, a company that specializes in tactical thermal imaging on the fireground, and has had the privilege to present thermal imaging and search courses at various departments and conferences across the U.S.