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Lives in:
Albany, NY area
Latham Fire Department
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Staffing issues and Training issues
Professional Qualifications:
New York State Certifications: Confined Space Technician, Trench Rescue Technician, Structural Collapse Rescue Technician, Surface Water Technician, Advanced Hazardous Materials Technician, NYS Firefighter, NYS Instructor II, NYS Code Enforcement Level II
National Certifications: Firefighter I and II, Fire Service Instructor I and II
Topics you provide training for:
Technical Rescue training for New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control's Special Services Bureau.
Areas of expertise:
Rope/Confined Space Rescue, Structural Collapse, Trench Collapse/Rescue
I am fourth generation firefighter in my area. I am a former officer in my volunteer/combination department serving as Training Captain, Rescue Captain, and Truck Captain. I am currently employed by NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control as a Fire Protection Specialist assigned to Special Services Bureau which provides and develops technical rescue training programs and administers the NYS USAR Program.

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