Fire and Ice Solutions aims to empower individuals, teams, and organizations to become honest, inclusive, empathetic, and powerful leaders, driving positive change in their fields through engaging and powerful learning experiences.


Our vision is to deliver dynamic, transformational presentations focused on COMMUNICATION, ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE, AND DECISION-MAKING, creating change in how our participants see their work as LEADERS

Dr. Brian Brauer, Ed.d

Emergency Manager, FIRST Responder, and Educator

Dr. Brauer leads the emergency management function at a large public state university, where his responsibilities include reducing the campus community’s vulnerability to extreme events, promoting campus safety and resiliency, mitigating emergencies, and ensuring continuity of operations and recovery efforts following a disaster.

He has over three decades of experience in public safety as a first responder and incident commander, including twenty years at a state fire academy. He works internationally, chairing a non-profit emergency responder accrediting body, and has led the strategic planning process for an international organization.

Brian’s work has been featured internationally in presentations, interviews, and webinars. He has been published in journals, white papers, international training standards, and federal publications. He continues to research the impact of leadership and culture on organizational change.

Brauer holds degrees in nursing, education, and leadership. His doctoral dissertation was a case study of a fire department that changed because of a fireground death.

Ryan snow, M.Ed

Police officer, Drug recognition expert, and Educator

Ryan serves full-time as a Police Officer with a large University Police Department, where he has served in several leadership roles, including field training officer and shift supervisor. During his career, Ryan has gained experience building positive working environments and making decisions that empower teams to embrace their strengths and collaborate towards a common goal.

Ryan has spoken at numerous state and national conferences. Ryan’s work has been featured in webinars, newspapers, television, books, and educational articles. Organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration, The National Center for Campus Public Safety, and the Mid-America Prevention Technology Transfer Center have all requested and endorsed Ryan as a trainer and speaker.

Before law enforcement, Ryan graduated with a Master's degree in Educational Administration and is currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Educational Policy and Organizational Leadership program at the University of Illinois. This experience provides the opportunity for him to understand the demands of organizations from different perspectives and develop a well-rounded picture of successful leaders.