Fire Engineering Training Community

Where firefighters come to talk training

Paul Melfi
Share on Facebook MySpace
  • Blog Posts
  • Discussions
  • Groups
  • Photos (3)
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos

Paul Melfi's Friends

  • Lou Comenale
  • Tim Doran
  • Tom Rogan
  • Everett Erichsen
  • Rick  Fritz
  • Daryl Liggins
  • Alex Gossett
  • Joe Shernesky
  • Kevin Terry
  • Ed Tracey
  • Randy C. Rider
  • Chris Whitby
  • Roger Thorpe
  • Andrew Jones

Paul Melfi's Page

Profile Information

Lives in:
Olean, New York
New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control (Retired City of Olean FD, after 26 years)
Academy/Regional State Fire Instructor
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Financial constraints and a dwindling population in New York State
Professional Qualifications:
Executive Fire Officer, Nationally Certified Instructor II and Fire Officer 3
Topics you provide training for:
Recruit Firefighters, Seasoned Firefighters,Fire Officers, Fire Instructors, Engine Company Operations, Truck Company Operations, ICS
Areas of expertise:
Engine Company; Truck Company Operations, Leadership, Instructional Techniques
Retired Deputy Fire Chief, (Operations) after 26 years of service to the City of Olean, New York , continue as a Fire Service Instructor for the State of New York. Also serve as a HOT instructor for FDIC, NYS Association of Fire Chiefs, and Firehouse

Paul Melfi's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (6 comments)

You need to be a member of Fire Engineering Training Community to add comments!

Join Fire Engineering Training Community

At 6:05pm on March 17, 2014, Donald McD. Chambers said…

Hey, Paul:

It was really good to see you at the forum in Weedsport Saturday (3/15/14). Lots of good ideas shared by a strong group of seasoned professionals with solid experience to bring to the table! Can't remember the last time our paths crossed, but it sure seems like a long time! Hope to see you at the NY Chiefs in June. I'm sure you're on Ted and Paulie's Fire Nuggets mailing list...any chance you'll make it to San Diego for the Andy Fredericks Memorial Golf Tournament in October?

When you get a chance, shoot me an email at dchambers@fit4fire. I've got a couple of documents I'd like you to look at. In the meantime, be well brother and...

Stay safe,


At 1:33pm on November 1, 2010, John Lewis said…
Hey Paul what's going on brother, Looks like I may see you again in your part of the state next year, with the Golf Tournament heading to the East Coast. Stay well brother.

At 7:52pm on October 30, 2010, Tim Doran said…
Hey Chief, Great clas this week! Let me know about that training initiative on the 7th.
Tim D.
At 11:56am on May 21, 2009, John Lewis said…
Hey brother guess I missed you in Indy, hope all is well with you. Stay well, stay safe and enjoy life
At 8:15am on January 9, 2009, Alex Gossett said…
Just fine, had a baby boy last friday, staying busy u
At 12:33am on October 8, 2008, Daryl Liggins said…
This site is like an FDIC reunion online.

Daryl Liggins

Policy Page


The login above DOES NOT provide access to Fire Engineering magazine archives. Please go here for our archives.


Our contributors' posts are not vetted by the Fire Engineering technical board, and reflect the views and opinions of the individual authors. Anyone is welcome to participate.

For vetted content, please go to

We are excited to have you participate in our discussions and interactive forums. Before you begin posting, please take a moment to read our community policy page.  

Be Alert for Spam
We actively monitor the community for spam, however some does slip through. Please use common sense and caution when clicking links. If you suspect you've been hit by spam, e-mail

FE Podcasts

Check out the most recent episode and schedule of

© 2024   Created by fireeng.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service