Bruce Bjorge’s 33-year fire service career has included command and training positions with career, combination, volunteer and military fire agencies. Currently, he serves as a paid-on-call Battalion Chief with the Western Taney County Fire Protection District in Branson, Mo., and as the Fire Training Coordinator for Lexipol. Bruce holds Training Officer and 1403 Live Fire Facility Instructor credentials from the International Society of Fire Service Instructors and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Training Program Management course. He teaches at the University of Missouri Fire & Rescue Training Institute and the College of the Ozarks Fire Science program. Bruce has been an active instructor and evaluator for the past 26 years and served as Western Taney County FPD’s Assistant Chief of Training for seven years.