James Rainer currently serves as an Assistant Director of Environmental Health and Safety at Texas A&M University and University Fire Marshal. As assistant director his duties have included overseeing the Environmental Compliance, Hazardous Waste, and Fire Life Safety programs, having overseen the FLS program for over 23 years. James has also served as a part-time faculty member in the Fire Science program at Blinn College for over 20 years. James holds an AA degree in Education along with a BS in Construction Science and a MS in Construction Management, both from Texas A&M University. James is a Certified Building Inspector, Fire Inspector, and Plans Examiner and holds licenses as a Flame Effects Operator, Pyrotechnics Operators, and Pyrotechnics Special Effects Operator.