Fireside Partners continually invests in the development of its team, recruiting and championing first-class responders to meet the requirements of the most discerning organizations.

With many years of experience in emergency response and the requisite credentials to meet our customers’ high expectations, members of Fireside's team come from a wide variety of relevant professions, from currently licensed pilots, dispatchers, psychologists and social workers to former NTSB, FAA, law enforcement, and medicolegal officials. All Fireside field responders are employees of the company.

In addition to a strong foundation in the aviation sector, our experience spans from campus institution incidents to large natural disaster recoveries. With over 100 years combined of federal and military incident response, you will benefit not only from our response experience but also our close working relationships with the NTSB, FBI, and industry specialists.

Senior Management and Response Team

Don Chupp

Donald J. Chupp
President and CEO

Carla Tirel

Carla Tirel
Vice President,

Craig Conrad

Craig Conrad
Senior Aviation Emergency
Response Specialist


Operations Team

Kevin Lucas

Kevin Lucas
Executive Support &
Finance Administrator


Emergency Operations Center Team Leads

Stephen Burgess

Stephen Burgess
EOC Manager

James Coates

James Coates Jr.
Senior EOC Controller


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