Scott Thompson, The Colony :: has written the book The Functional Fire Company: Positioning Small Groups for Success and Survival (Fire Engineering Books and Videos). Scott is currently fire chief for The Colony. He began serving as a volunteer firefighter in 1981 and started his career in 1986, working in Plano, Arlington, Athens, Lake Cities and Lewisville. While at UNT, he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He also was one of the first emergency administration and disaster planning students. The six-member class, which met in the basement and had no textbook, became a close-knit group in what was one of the first emergency planning classes in the nation. “It was pretty cool being one of the original students in what is now a very successful program,” he says.