Firebirdonfire, aka Eddie Hills, is an active member of the BlazeCraft (formerly DisasterCraft) SMP server. He is also an active member of the UHC server, in which he has won twice, Season 2 and Season 7. Edward William Hills was born on February 12, 1990 in Flint, Michigan. He moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he attended school until he graduated. He has six siblings, four brothers and two sisters. He is the third oldest. He was wealthy growing up, and his friends always teased him growing up for being, "spoiled rich". At age 5, his family got into NASCAR racing. From then on, Eddie dreamed of becoming a NASCAR driver. At age 7, Eddie's dad, Steven, decided to put him in go-kart racing because he loved racing so much. At age 12, Eddie decided to quit, as he wanted to get into stock car racing. Steven had no idea how to do that, but Eddie's uncle did. Until age 19, when he joined the military, he raced all over the country in stock cars, winning hundreds of races and championships. He served overseas in Afghanistan in the Army until he was forced to retire in 2010 after he was gravely injured in a roadside bomb. After recovering from his injuries, he decided that since his dreams are over, he was gonna become a family man. In March 2011, he met his future wife, whose name he has not yet revealed. Exactly one year and 13 days later, their first child, Austin Elliott, was born. In January 2013, he was diagnosed with kidney cancer, and spent a lot of time in the hospital. He neglected uploading videos to his YouTube channel, which he had started in 2011 as a hobby. It was announced in September 2013 that he had defeated the cancer, and he started uploading actively again (He had uploaded some update videos here and there, but hadn't uploaded actively). In August 2014, he and his wife welcomed their second child, daughter Ashley Caroline, into the world. On October 12, 2014, Eddie's father, Steven, passed away from heart failure at the age of 63.
In June 2011, Firebirdonfire decided that he would record gaming videos and upload them to YouTube after watching GuudeBoulderfist. He was gonna upload Minecraft videos. He reached 100 subscribers after four months on YouTube, and reached 1,000 another four months later. In 2012, he didn't upload much, due to being busy with personal matters. He reached 20,000 subscribers on December 12, 2012. In January 2013, when he was diagnosed with cancer, he gained a lot of subscribers and support from the Minecraft community. He reached 50,000 in March 2013. However, due to the lack of uploads, he lost a bunch of subscribers. When he started uploading again, he reached 50k yet again in December 2013. He met iPython in a public IRC chat in April 2013.