David Polikoff is a 30-year veteran of the fire service, currently serving as a career battalion chief within the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. He is also a volunteer firefighter and life member with the Kentland, MD, Volunteer Fire Department, Station 33. He is also currently a member with the Sykesville, MD, Volunteer Fire Department. Polikoff is also a state certified instructor, where he adjunct instructs at his department's training academy, as well as travels all over the country teaching truck company operations as well as command programs. He is a previous presenter of Firehouse Expo classroom and HOT programs.