Charlotte, NC, Fire Department
Andrew Starnes is a battalion chief in a large career department in North Carolina. He has been involved with the fire service as a volunteer since 1992 and as a career firefighter since 1998. Starnes is a fire service website contributor on the topics of thermal imaging, fire behavior, leadership, behavioral health, and faith-based devotions. He also is the founder of bringingbackbrotherhood.org, a nonprofit organization designed to encourage and provide guidance for firefighters in the area of behavioral health, counseling, and more. Starnes has presented tactical thermal imaging courses at numerous fire service conferences across the United States, Germany, Canada, and Poland.