Doug deBest has been involved in the fire service for over twenty-seven years, starting out as a volunteer firefighter. Doug has served on the Baroda Fire Department for fifteen years, rising from the role of firefighter to the rank of Fire Chief. He has served in many different compacities within the fire service; from volunteer & career roles on municipal departments, part-time on a private fire department, and even an industrial fire brigade member. Doug has over twenty-five years of experience working in emergency medical services, with over ten working on ALS Transport agencies, and fifteen years working on Medical First Responders agencies. Currently, Doug serves as the Training Officer for the St. Joseph Township Fire Department – Station # 1.