STEVE CHIKEROTIS has been involved in the fire service for more than 40 years and retired in November 2014 as a deputy district chief after a 36-year career with the Chicago (IL) Fire Department. He has a BS in business management and an AS in fire science. He has been a fire service instructor for more than 30 years and has been an on-staff instructor at Harold Washington College, the Chicago Fire Academy, the Illinois Fire Service Institute, and RICO Fire Rescue. Chikerotis is a published author currently working on his third book and is a producerwritertechnical advisor on the hit NBC television show ?Chicago Fire.?