Captain Toby Frost began working in the hazmat industry in 1987 as a remediation project manager in university and industrial settings. After transitioning to commercial construction, he joined the fire service in 1999. Toby Frost is currently a Captain with the Lafayette Fire Department in Indiana. He is a Team Leader for their Hazardous Materials Team and is the founder of their Illicit Lab Response Team. He is a department instructor for fire fighters, recruits, and local industry teaching fire science, technical rescue and hazardous materials. He is a continuing lecturer at Purdue University in the School of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. He has presented across the country at conferences including the IAFC International Hazardous Materials Conference, The Hot Zone, and at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC). As a contract instructor Toby has helped train federal, state and local responders across the country and internationally. He serves as a USAR HazMat Specialist for FEMA -INTF-1. Toby is a principal member of the NFPA Hazardous Materials Committee. He is a current Board Member for the Indiana Alliance of Hazardous Materials Responders. Capt. Frost is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a BS in Fire Science Engineering Technology and a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program.