Keith Stakes Research Engineer Keith is a Research Engineer with UL's Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI). He is a Fire Protection Engineer, has expertise in the study of fire service tactics, firefighter safety, and fireground operations. Keith holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Masters of Engineering Degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland. He currently serves with the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad in Bethesda, Maryland where he holds the rank of Fire/Rescue Battalion Chief. Keith also serves on the NFPA Technical Committee for Fire Service Training and the Editorial Advisory Board for FireRescue1 and Fire Chief.