Gary Ryman is the author of Fire Men: Stories From Three Generations of a Firefighting Family. Beginning his firefighting career in a quiet area of upstate New York, he was a college live-in firefighter in a station in Montgomery County, MD while attending the University of Maryland and then moved to the rural hills of northeastern Pennsylvania.
He is the past Chief of the Scott Fire Company in Scott Township, Pennsylvania. Ryman has over thirty years in the fire service as a volunteer and has held positions from Firefighter to Chief and had the incredible opportunity to fight fire with both his father and his son, making him the middle of the Oreo. He has a Bachelors degree in Fire Science from the University of Maryland and a Masters degree in American History from American Public University. He is employed as a fire protection engineer and is at work on two additional books.