Bryan Frieders currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Operations for the Pasadena (CA) Fire Department. He is also the President of the nationwide nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network. Frieders has more than 28 years of Fire/EMS experience in a variety of assignments ranging from operations to emergency management. He is a well-known speaker on the topic of firefighter health and safety, leadership, and cancer risk reduction. He has a master's degree in Public Administration, a bachelor's degree in Vocational Education, and an associate degree in Fire Technology. He has also been designated as a Chief Fire Officer by the Center for Public Safety Excellence. Frieders resides in California with his wife and three children.