Cody started his Fire Service career in 1995 at a small combination department in WA State. He followed his dream and was blessed to be hired by the FDNY, working on Ladder 119 in Brooklyn, then becoming a member of the special operations command (SOC), assigned to Squad 1 in Brooklyn. He left the FDNY to put his family first and now works back in his home town on a busy Engine Company in the Portland Metro area.
He is the founder of the training group Brothers In Battle, LLC with whom he has taught both nationally and internationally and is the founder of the Firemanship Conference Portland (FC PDX).
He is a founding member of the First Whip Fools and a member of the non profit organization Sons Of The Flag.
Cody is happily married for over 20 years to his incredible wife Andrea and they have two beautiful daughters.