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Andy Starnes

Andy Starnes is a lifelong student of the fire service and has been involved with the fire service as a volunteer since 1992 and as a career firefighter since 1998. He is a fire service website contributor on the topics of thermal imaging, fire behavior, leadership, behavioral health, and faith-based devotions. He is passionate about Fire Behavior and assisting in instructing others on understanding the complex terminology of modern fire behavior on a regular basis. He serves as a board member on the non-profit organization 5-Alarm Task Force which raises funds to support first responders, is a Master Craftsman with Project Kill the Flashover, and supports numerous first responder charities through Insight Training He has been featured on numerous podcasts and presented tactical thermal imaging courses at numerous fire service conferences across the globe. His work has been featured in numerous fire service publications, Euro Firefighter 2, and other fire service text books. He has trained and/or assisted departments with Thermal Imaging Training in all 50 states and numerous other countries. Insight Training’s Thermal Imaging Curriculum is in use in Canada as an integral part of their From Knowledge to Practice Fire Dynamics Program. Insight Training LLC instructor cadre are fire service veterans and are Level 1 Thermography Industrial Certified from Infrared Training Center. Andy currently serves as a Battalion Chief in a large career department in NC, is Level II Thermography Certified and provides training internationally. He consults manufacturers and assists with product development. Insight Training LLC developed the first Thermography based firefighter certification credentialed through Infrared Training Center.



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