As a native Texan, Ben grew up in the Houston area and began to nurture his interest in fire safety and security at an early age. As a teenager he joined the local fire department which amplified his interest and education in fire safety by fighting fires and helping others in his own community. As Ben’s passion grew, so did his willingness to expand his knowledge regarding all things safety. Now with many years of experience, Ben is credentialed in fire safety, structural firefighting, fire investigation and public safety education with advanced certifications in firefighting and fire safety applications. Today, he is a Firefighter/Paramedic with Houston Fire Department. Ben volunteers at various community events such as the Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo and enjoys spending time with his loving wife and two children. Having his own family has fueled his commitment to educating others on fire safety as it relates to the home environment.