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Robert Triozzi
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  • Rome, Italy
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Department:
Fire Rescue Development Program
Title/rank:
Chief
Years of public service:
34
Agency structure:
other
Top issues in your department:
Operating in developing and war torn countries with little or nor resource, uneducated and very poor firefighters, lack of funds to reorganize and train firefighters that need help
Professional Qualifications:
34 years of fire service experience coming up through the ranks from Firefighter and haiving operated in many apsects of the profession, including: fire suppression and rescue, fire prevention, fire investigation, fire service organization, managment and administration, firefighting during peacekeeping operations and in wartime conditions.
Topics you provide training for:
Fire and Rescue Techniques, Large Scale Emergencies, Incident Command, Fire Service Administration
Areas of expertise:
Creation and /or Reorganization of fire and emergency services in developing and war torn countries, training firefighters to be effective and safe with what is available to them in a context of sustainable development within the local realities faced
Bio:
began Fire Service career on 2 December 1975 with the Harrison, New York Fire Department. Promoted to Engine Company Lieutenant. Then transfered to Rome, Italy in 1984 with the rank of Captain he assumed the role of Fire Protection Officer for the U.S. Embassy to Italy and the Embassy to the Holy See (Vatican).
Subsequent to his investigation of a Fire at a NATO base he created a Fire Department on the base. Utilizing and training soldiers as firefighters and by taking advantage of the closing of many U.S. military installations in Europe to acquire fire equipment, he was able to create a fully functional Fire Service at almost zero cost.
In 1992 joined the United Nations in Bosnia. Triozzi’s role was to assist the Sarajevo Fire Service and when firefighters came under fire from snipers and mortars to coordinate their protection from U.N. Peacekeeping troops. At the end of the war Triozzi returned to Italy with the rank of Assistant Fire Chief and organized fire safety and security awareness for the United Nations Headquarters in Rome and their field offices around the worldand was sent all over Africa, to Southeast Asia and back to the Balkans where he trained and organized firefighters.
in 1999 he was appointed United Nations Fire Chief operating as part of UN Security and the Political Administration of Kosovo as part of UNMIK. He put together an international team of fire officers eventually representing 9 countries on 3 continents to reorganize the service, train fireifghters and command fire and emergency operations. Chief Triozzi was able to turn the poorly equipped and ill-prepared Kosovo firefighters into a professional uniformed force of 500 men. In addition, he was successful in making Serbs and Albanians work together.
After serving 26 months in Kosovo, at the end of 2001 United Nations Fire Rescue was dissolved. Seeing a need to help firefighters in developing and war torn countries, Chief Triozzi created the Fire Rescue Development Program (F.R.D.P.) The F.R.D.P. is an international, non profit, non governmental organization (NGO) comprised of firefighters, fire officers and fire chiefs from 12 countries on 5 continents. The F.R.D.P. is the only fire rescue NGO recognized by the United Nations Economic and Social Council. The F.R.D.P. has conducted missions to train, reorganize and/or equip fire services in: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bosnia, the Caribbean, El Salvador, Haiti, Iraq, Kosovo, Lebanon, Mexico, Montenegro, Mozambique and the United Arab Emirates.
Chief Triozzi serves as the Fire Protection consultant to the three United Nations agencies in Rome – FAO, WFP and IFAD. He is the National Coordinator for the Italian Society for Emergencies at Sea (SIEM) and contributes articles to many professional publications around the world. He was the technical coordinator for the Fire Department Instructors’ Conference in Bahrain. He also conducts many international seminars and conferences on High Rise Firefighting, Emergency Operations during Civil Strife, Peacekeeping Operations, Fire Investigation, Fire Service and Civil Protection Organization. In addition, Chief Triozzi is the Security Coordinator for the City of Anguilara Sabazia, Rome.
Chief Triozzi has worked with Firefighters in 46 countries on 5 continents including operating in 5 countries in wartime conditions coming under fire during bombing raids and sniper attacks.
Web site:
http://www.frdp.org

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