LES BAKER, a 19-year veteran of the fire service, is an engineer with the Charleston (SC) Fire Department. He has a B.S. degree in fire science from Columbia Southern University. He is an adjunct instructor with the South Carolina Fire Academy, a member of the Darlington County Extrication Team, and an instructor throughout the country. He is the creator of Speed Simplicity Boldness.com.
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