Brooks Frederick currently serves as the Fire Chief and member of the Sunrise Beach Volunteer Fire Department Board of Directors. He retired in 2015 from the Austin Fire Department after 31 years of service. While in the Fire Department, he served as a Company Officer, Hazmat Specialist, Special Operations Officer, Training Officer, and Fire Investigator/Law Enforcement Officer. He served in The United States Marine Corps for 13 years attaining the rank of Major. He and his wife Kim, have been married for 41 years and have two children.