Trey Nelms has served for 30 years in career and volunteer fire departments in Tennessee in a wide variety of positions. He currently is employed by the Nashville, TN, Fire Department, where he has served since 1994 and has functioned as dispatcher, firefighter, adjunct instructor, captain and district fire chief. Nelms also serves as the assistant chief of operations and training for the Pleasant View, TN, Volunteer Fire Department, where he has volunteered for 18 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in fire administration and is a certified Fire Officer IV, Instructor II and Paramedic. Nelms has instructed at numerous conferences and fire departments across the country.