Brian S. Gettemeier is a 27-year veteran of the fire service, serving the last 24 years as a career firefighter with the Cottleville Fire Protection District of St. Charles County, MO, where he serves as a captain. Gettemeier is a second-generation firefighter. He has a bachelor’s degree in fire service management from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and holds numerous state certifications. He teaches all hazard classes for numerous organizations throughout the state of Missouri. Gettemeier presented at Firehouse Expo in 2018 and 2019.