Shannon Stone is a 26 year veteran of the fire service working his way through the
ranks and is currently an operational battalion chief with the City Fort Walton Beach Fire Department,located in the panhandle of Florida. He holds multiple degrees and State certifications and has been aFlorida State Paramedic since 1997. Shannon spent 8 years as a firefighter, 1 year as an engineer, 9 years asa captain assigned to a busy truck company, and the last 8 years as a battalion chief. Additionally, he works
as a firefighter for Escambia County Fire Rescue, a 23 station combination fire department located in Pensacola Florida. Shannon teaches at various events to include the Orlando Fire Conference, the Atlanta Fire Conference and FDIC. He specializes in engine company operations and officer leadership development.