Brett has been a volunteer firefighter for 30 years with the exception of times when his children where young and when he was away for military enlistment. He originally joined as a teenager for something to do that would occupy his time. That turned in a lifelong commitment. Brett took Firefighter I, Firefighter II and HazMat from Jane Crawford (Company 10) during her last years as a teacher. Brett has been married for 20 years to his wife Lisa; they have two sons, Wyatt and Wade. When he has free time, he and the boys like to target practice and spend time at competitive shooting matches.