David Diamantes is a fire prevention/protection consultant, code trainer, curriculum developer and author. He retired after twenty-five years with the Fairfax County, Virginia Fire and Rescue Department, where he served as a firefighter, company officer and fire prevention officer. Mr. Diamantes has served as an instructor at the National Fire Academy, Northern Virginia Community College, Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute in College Park, Maryland, Harrisburg Area Community College, Virginia Fire Marshal Academy and for the International Code Council. He holds the following certifications: Certified Building Official (CBO), International Code Council; Fire Inspector, Commonwealth of Virginia; Building Inspector, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Residential Building Inspector, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Building Plans Examiner, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. David Diamantes is also the author of FIRE PREVENTION: INSPECTION AND CODE ENFORCEMENT and is a contributing author for FIRE OFFICER 3E and BUILDING DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATION, 3E. He received an Associate's Degree in Fire Science Administration/Fire Investigation from Northern Virginia Community College and a Bachelor of Fire Science Degree from the University of Maryland.