Steve started his fire service career in 1988 as a volunteer fire fighter. He became a full-time fire fighter in 1991. In 1993 he began his career with Columbus Ohio Division of Fire and was assigned to Ladder Co. 1. From there Steve went to Squad 23 for a year before going to Engine Co. 2. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2002 and was assigned to the Relief Officer position in the first Battalion. In 2010 Steve was detailed to the Training Academy in charge of the Division Operations program. He then took an assignment at Engine Company 18 where he still currently serves. For the past 23 years Steve has also been a state certified Fire Safety instructor as a member of the State of Ohio Fire Training Committee.