Daniel Nelms

Daniel “CHUNK” Nelms is a career firefighter for the Nashville (TN) Fire Department where he has served for 10 years. He is currently assigned to Engine 6 on the south side of the city. Daniel is also a Fire Lieutenant/Training Director for the Almaville Fire Rescue Department where he has been volunteering for 8 years. He is also a Senior Instructor/Co-Owner of Nelms Fire Company. He is a State of Tennessee Journeymen Firefighter, a certified Fire Instructor and Fire Officer, as well as a nationally certified AEMT.


With 17 years in the fire service, from small town volunteer fire departments, to a large metropolitan fire department. Daniel brings drive and passion to his programs providing clear-cut strategies and tactics that will apply to all.


Daniel has presented at both lecture and HOT classes at Wichita H.O.T., the Metro Atlanta Firefighters Conference (MAFFC), Firehouse Expo, the Lt. Brad Hutcherson Memorial Fire School, Tennessee River Weekend and The Revolutionary Fire Tactics at the Lake.




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