Apparatus Safety with Woodstock, Ontario Firefighter Mark van der Feyst

Mark van der Feyst began his career in the fire service back in 1998 with the Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company, Station 21 in Pennsylvania where he served as a Firefighter and Training Officer for a period of four years. From there he joined the Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services, Canada where he served for three years. Currently Mark works for the City of Woodstock Fire Department. Before joining the fire service, he was a design engineer for SimplexGrinnell for five years.

Mark van der Feyst

Mark graduated from Seneca College of Applied and Technologies as a Fire Protection Engineering Technologist, the Justice Institute of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Fire and Life Safety Studies. He is pursuing his Masters of Science in Fire & Emergency Management Administration through Oklahoma State University.

Mark is an international instructor teaching in Canada, the United States and India. Mark is a Local Level Suppression Instructor for the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy. He is also a Professor of Fire Science at Lambton College and an Instructor for the JIBC Bachelor degree program.

He’s currently president of FireStar Services, which¬†offers professional emergency services training