Shawn Corder is a 36-year veteran of the fire service, currently serving as a lieutenant and lead instructor for the Arlington, TX, Fire Department. He entered the fire service at age 14 as a junior fire member of the Rosser, TX, Fire Department, where he currently serves as assistant chief. Corder also served with the Seagoville Fire Department and has earned his associate degree in fire science. He teaches Fire Instructor and Fire Officer classes at Tarrant County College. He is also a 10-year veteran in wildland firefighting with the Texas Interstate Mutual Aide System and has been on several assignments.