Instructor Chuck Baird
Chuck Baird is a 29-year veteran of the fire service. He retired from his department as a Captain assigned to a triple company, engine, truck, and rescue in December 2016. He currently serves as the Fire Science Technology Program Director at Georgia Piedmont Technical College in Covington, Georgia. He has served as a training officer over the first 20 years of his career as a staff instructor and adjunct instructor. He was the Captain of the Training Division for 6 years guiding day to day operations. He has actively taught firefighters, EMS providers, and the public since 1991. He is a NPQ III Fire and Emergency Services Instructor and Georgia Level III EMS Instructor. He has earned three college degrees including a Masters Degree in Executive Fire Service Leadership from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. He is also a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. He served as the chairperson for the Metro Atlanta Training Officers Section of the Metro Atlanta Fire Chiefs Association for six years. He has taught within local fire and EMS academies, the Georgia Fire Academy, and regional and national conferences, including 5 years at FDIC. He has been married to his wife Carol for 31 years and they have three adult children from ages 20 to 26.