Oshkosh Fire Department
Firefighter Phillips achieved Hall of Fame status through lifetime achievement in the fire service. He served 41 years with the Oshkosh Fire Department, the last 12 as chief, retiring in 1989. Firefighter Phillips has instructed thousands in the fire service on topics such as fire investigation, fire science, arson investigation, officer training, and much more. Phillips has also co-authored two textbooks titled Investigating the Fireground. His lifetime of work, dedicated to educated fellow firefighters, is exemplary and has certainly opened the eyes of many of his students and co-workers. The dedication of people like Phillips provides the rest of us with the tools and knowledge that make firefighters around the world respected by everyone.