Instructor Bio | Kyle Smith is a Battalion Chief with Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services. He has been in the fire service for over 26 years and worked in career and volunteer fire departments. Chief Smith also works as a consultant for Telgian Engineering & Consulting, a worldwide provider of comprehensive fire, security, life safety consulting, testing and inspections, and engineering/design services, where he has obtained fire protection certifications from NFPA and NICET. He has been a certified instructor since 2004, teaching for local and State agencies, both hands-on and classroom. Kyle serves as the team leader for the High-rise group tasked with teaching high-rise firefighting and alarm systems to all new recruits. Capt. Smith also represents the fire service on the NFPA 14-Standpipe Systems technical committee.