George Byram's accomplishments read like the tree of fire science knowledge. The magnitude of his contributions tower above those of other fire science icons. Looking at the scope, importance and continued relevance of his contributions, one cannot help but reach the conclusion that George Byram is truly The Father of Fire Science. He concentrated on providing solutions to seemingly intractable problems faced by fire managers. Time after time, he demonstrated his ability to describe the basic physical concepts underlying the problem in question, formulate the necessary mathematical equations, and then describe the practical applications of his work. In so doing, Byram provided true solutions that continue to stand the test of time. He is responsible for the mathematical underpinnings for disciplines such as forest fuel combustion science, fire behavior, fire modeling, fire effects, fire detection, fuel moisture diffusion, fire danger rating, fire documentation, extreme (blow-up) fire behavior, mass (mega) fires, energy release and its interaction with the atmosphere, and firefighter safety. My presentation highlights some of George's contributions to fire science and fire management and ends with a few memories and anecdotes that provide insight into the personality traits that defined this gentleman and endeared him to those of us who had the distinct privilege and pleasure to be influenced by George's personal standards and professional ethics, as well as his wisdom and knowledge; we are better individuals as well as scientists thanks to George!