Steve Prziborowski has more than 20 years of fire service experience, currently serving as the deputy chief of training for the Santa Clara County Fire Department in Los Gatos, Calif., where he has worked since 1995. He is also an instructor for the Chabot College Fire Technology Program in Hayward, Calif., where he has been instructing fire technology and EMS classes since 1993. Prziborowski is a past president of the Northern California Training Officers Association, and was named the 2008 Ed Bent California Fire Instructor of the Year. He is a state-certified Chief Officer and Master Instructor, and has received Chief Fire Officer designation through the Commission on Professional Credentialing. Prziborowski has a master’s degree in emergency services administration, and has completed the Executive Fire Officer program at the National Fire Academy. He is also a regular presenter at fire service events across the country, and has authored numerous articles in all of the major fire service publications. He is also the author of three books, How To Excel At Fire Department Promotional Exams, The Future Firefighter’s Preparation Guide and Reach For The Firefighter Badge.