Andrew Tinsley has over seven years experience in the fire service in which he held positions ranging from firefighter, driver, line officer, and training officer. In addition, he has worked in the engineering field as a structural engineer for approximately two years. He teaches FSE 101: Fire Prevention, a core class for both the Fire Protection Engineering Technology and the Fire Administration concentrations, and FSE 201: Building Construction for the Fire Services, a class for both the Fire Protection Engineering Technology and the Fire Administration concentrations.
He also holds an MS degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and continues to pursue his Ph.D. from the same institution. Mr. Tinsley has published in several journals and presented at international conferences in the areas of high durability concrete mix development and structural deformations of steel in fires. Originally from Knoxville, TN, he has since relocated to Richmond, KY to pursue his dream of teaching at a major university.
Andrew Tinsley Career Highlights:
- Administrative Consultant for the Karns Volunteer Fire Department, Knoxville, TN
- Task Force Volunteer, Knox County Fire Investigation Unit – to assist in Fire Scene Investigations
- Former Training Officer, Lieutenant, Firefighter/EMT-IV – Karns Volunteer Fire Department, Knoxville, TN
- Structural Engineer
- Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator
- 2005- Received the “Firefighter of the Year” Service, Community, Karns Volunteer Fire Department