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Lives in:
Orange County
F.D.N.Y. (Ret)
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
Worked in the Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx responsible for all types of operations including structural firefighting ,extrications, all types of emergencies CPC certified, National Certified Level l&2 Fire Instructor N.Y.S. Fire Instructor, Orange County NY Fire Instructor, Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) certified thru Homeland Security for Incident Action Plans…
Topics you provide training for:
Legacy Firefighter Training Co.: Lectures: Fire Officer, Leadership,Building Construction, Top Floor Fires, Church Fires, Basement Fires, Ladder Company Operations,Hi-Rise ops;
Areas of expertise:
RIT/FAST operations,Ladder/Engine operations,ie. roof ops, forcible entry etc., lectures on Leadership,Company officer training, RIT
Appointed in 1979, assigned to Eng.18 Manhattan, in 1992 transferred to Lad. 157 Flatbush, Brooklyn. Promoted to Lt. in 1997, Assigned in 2000 to Lad.58, the Bronx. The Executive Office and the Building Inspection coordinator of L.58. Retired 11/21. In 2008, started my own fire training company, training firefighters in different areas of the country. I have written articles for several publications such as Size-up magazine, featured on several podcasts including Getting Salty, Leadership Under Fire and Fire Engineering’s podcast…
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. As an experienced Officer and owner of my own Firefighting Training company, LEGACY Firefighter Training , we all realize the importance of training and education. These are extremely valuable tools, especially with less experienced firefighters. Train for the basic fire and educate you and your members, then they will be ready for the unusual situation. The foundations we teach in the fire service will benefit all at the fire scene, now and always. Stay Safe....… Continue

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At 11:29pm on December 17, 2011, grant said…
At 3:10pm on December 5, 2011, Jeffrey Post said…

Mike,glad to meet you over the weekend, had a great time with the fires and dinner conversation. Hope to see you back up this way soon.

Unfortunatly the benefit recipient died Sunday night, but the funds raised will go far with his wife and children

At 9:24pm on September 17, 2010, Michael Dombroski said…
Thanks Mike. I'll be there from 9/26 till 10/4 so might catch the Chief on the 3rd. The Chief at the academy has approved for me to spend some time with your company as part of the programme. If you don't mind I'll call you when I'm there and confirm a day and time. Thanks for your help. I look forward to meeting you.
Mike D
At 9:33pm on August 24, 2010, Michael Dombroski said…
My trips been brought forward so I can attend a function in Germany on behalf of the National Commander. I'll be in NY around 26 Sep (next month) Will contact you
At 8:39pm on August 16, 2010, Michael Dombroski said…
I'll definately be in New York. I have a formally arranged visit to your training department. The scholarship is based on the tactical deployment of aerials, something we don't do as well as you guys. Besides that I'm looking for some informal visits, ride alongs, training and "shop talk" so I can get the most out my trip. You can't beat getting amongst it with the guys. I'll keep you posted with dates, and will be real keen to meet up.
At 5:09am on August 16, 2010, Michael Dombroski said…
Hey Mike

I got the scholarship. I'm coming over in March/April next year. Hope to catch up. Really looking forward to it. Never been to the USA.

Mike D
At 5:33pm on July 20, 2010, Michael Dombroski said…
Hey Mike. New Zealand here. Application to get to the USA is all done. I've got to have some interviews soon, so here's hoping. Are you still with Ladder 58? Is that a tower ladder? If so I'd be keen to discuss some stuff with you specific to tower ladders. That's similar to our set up.
Mike D
At 5:16am on May 3, 2010, Michael Dombroski said…
I will definately be in touch. It's fantastic to see the international botherhood alive and well. If you ever come down to this part of the world, make sure you let me know. You will be well looked after, with plenty of places to stay, things to do, people to meet and fires to talk out. Have a great day.

Mike D
At 2:28pm on April 12, 2010, Greg Wyant said…
Thanks Brother .. Would like to pick your brain a little just got the go on switching our high rise from 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 cant find anything on your hose pack could you tell me where I can find something on it..

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