John R. Brophy, MSHS, BA, FACPE, is a 38-year veteran of the fire service, currently serving as a lieutenant with the Saginaw Township, MI, Fire Department. He is an IFSAC Level II Instructor and was recognized as Michigan’s Eastern Region Fire Instructor of the Year in 2018. Brophy has developed and presented a variety of fire, EMS, and leadership topics at the local, state, and national level including Firehouse Expo. He holds a master’s degree from George Washington University and is the author of multiple books and articles. Brophy is pursuing a Ph.D. in organizational leadership from Concordia University in Chicago.