Chris Wanka has been in the fire service since 2005 as both a volunteer and career firefighter, with the past 4 years involved in ARFF. He is currently a firefighter/paramedic as well as Haz-Mat Technician at his assigned airport. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Fire Science and Criminology & Criminal Justice. Chris is also a student in the Emergency Health Services Master’s degree program at UMBC. In addition, Chris is a Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (CFEI) and fire inspector, and co-authored the “Arson Investigations” chapter of The Criminal Investigation Handbook.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Auth.


8603 49th Ave.

College park, MD 20740