Can you say exactly what we were looking for? when it came to his humility, experience, background, and obvious dedication to the fire service pressler was a homerun. Bob has been involved in the Fire Service for over 47 years and is retired from the Fire Department of New York as a Lieutenant. Bob currently serves as a Captain with the Christiana Fire Company in Delaware as well as an ex-chief of the Montgomery (NY) Fire Department. Pressler has spoke all over the nation and is constantly instructing with FDTN. If we were going to put all his teaching, conferences, articles, and accolades together it would be a novel. After our conversation with Pressler it was obvious that he believed in what we were looking to do with the Into the Job Firemans Symposium. is pressler Into the Job? I would say so...…

 Mike spent a large portion of his 42-year career with Buffalo Fire Department and was commissioner from 06'-10'. This write up is too short to cover even a small percent of what he has done in over 42 years. Although, we could start with him being a two-time Firehouse Magazine Heroism Award Recipient (1988 & 1994) along with the FDIC Tom Brennan Training Achievement Award. Mike has been on advisory boards, taught nationally, been in documentaries, LODD Studies, and the list goes on and on. Mike is on the Board of Directors for FDTN where he developed the Fire Command Program. After all of this, he is still engaged and is currently Assistant Chief with Christiana Fire in Delaware. Is Mike Lombardo into the job? That would be an understatment....

The national search for urban, ghetto, experienced instructors is not as easy as one would think. Jeff “skull” miller was a must for this symposium. After an hour talk and some convincing the rest is history. Jeff has over 40 years in the fire service. Serving in volunteer, military and career departments. He served as “on scene leader” (ships fire chief) on board the uss mahan ddg-42 stationed out of Charleston sc, over 20 years as a career fireman with the Harrisburg bureau of fire (pa’s capitol city). Harrisburg was listed as the 2nd most distressed city in the united states for many years. Jeff worked as a pipeman in the city’s busy Allison hill district. Working over 9 years on the city’s busiest company-squad 8. Jeff was promoted to Lt. in early 2019 and is assigned to tower 1 (city’s busiest truck company). Is Jeff “skull” miller into the job? I’d Say So…

When you think of an urban environment that “goes to fires” without a doubt Camden NJ is up there. After a phone call to bryan emenecker we knew that he was exactly what we looking for. Bryan is a 33yr veteran of the fire service and is currently serving in the city of Camden nj fd as the captain of rescue 1. He is also a squad officer for FEMA New Jersey Task Force 1 as a rescue specialist. If that isn’t enough he is also a lead instructor for the training company safety & survival training llc. Along with this national teaching, he has spoken at numerous conferences such as FDIC (both a hot instructor and classroom presenter), He has presented at andy fredricks training days numerous times as well as numerous local and state sponsors events. Is Bryan Emenecker into the job? I’d say so…

The national search for urban, ghetto, experienced instructors led me to chad dailey. chad has been with Kansas City (mo) Fire Dept. since early 91' (in case you were hiding under a rock Kc burns). not only that but he has been a captain on kc rescue companies for the last 20 years. yes you heard that right...20 years. He has also Been heavily involved in Urban search & Rescue deploying with KCfd to Various Regional responses over the years and he also has deployed all over the nation during his tenure with missouri task force 1 fema team (99-14') including but not limited to new york following 9/11, new orleans following katrina, and the list goes on. chad also has countless years teaching from his time with brotherhood instructors (10'-17') and he is also co-owner of o'byrne fireground training. chad meets all the check boxes without a doubt. Is Chad Dailey into the job? I'd say so...

Mack is assigned to Chicago's Rescue Squad 5 and boy does his pedigree speak volumes! We don't have time to list his accolades nor would he mention them...however they consists of a list of unit citations, city resolutions, and he was awarded CFd's highest award for bravery for the rescue of an unconscious fireman and he rescued an unconscious civilian later that day. He started over 25 years ago in the south suburbs of Chicago. In 03' he was hired by the FDNY (Ladder 26-The Fire Factory). In 06' he moved to the Chicago Fire Department (Truck 20 on Chicago's Southside) ultimately being assigned to Squad 5.  Mack was awarded the Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award at FDIC. Mack has instructed at the CFD Training Academy, Illinois Fire Service Institute & nationally at numerous venues including FDIC. We are glad to have him. Is Larry McCormack into the job? I'd say so...

When I think of West coast and Fire Duty, Stockton is one of the first departments that come to mind. Over 300,000 people in under 65 sq miles provides and incredible population density, call volume, and fire duty. There is also something about their departments culture that catches my attention. So i present, xavier ricci from Stockton Fire department. Xavier has spent most of his career on the truck and rescue company, before being promoted to captain. Xavier started in the fire service in 2005 prior to becoming a stockton fireman in 2008. due to budget he was laid off with 36 other firemen and was picked up with contra costa. in 2013 he was back at stockton working in the city he first fell in love with. Xavier has spoke at various venues all the way from firehouse world to the fools international convention. Is xavier into the job? I would say so...

Jerry Smith, Jr. is a fireman with the Baltimore City Fire Department and serves with Rescue Company 1 and we are damn glad to have him! I’ve known Jerry Smith for many years and he was my first call for this symposium. We chatted about the fire service, rescue work, fires, and where the fire conference world was going. I approached him with an idea for the symposium and described exactly what I was looking for. A symposium that was all experienced humble firemen from urban cities. When it comes to the lineup there are no weak links. Once I told him what I was looking to do, Jerry was in. Jerry is a fireman’s fireman. Jerry doesn’t have social media and is not in it for the show. Jerry holds a Bachelor's Degree from Loyola University of Maryland and glimpses of him can be caught teaching nationally.  Jerry’s fire service career began as a volunteer in suburban Philadelphia. His pedigree and ability to present applicable information from experience speaks volumes. Is Jerry Smith into the job? I’d say so…

In a world of fire conferences this symposium is based on “heavy hitters”…Period. It’s not about the amount of facebook followers, article contributions, number of online quotes, or any other experience you can gain from a laptop. We were looking for real world and hence we bring you brian mcnulty. Brian joined the city of Milwaukee Fire Department (urban population of around 600,000) in 1999. Brian has risen through the ranks and since 2012 has been assigned as the captain of rescue company 2. Mcnulty is co-director of the departments technical rescue team, providing training and response in any of the many facets of special operations. Brian is also an FDIC instructor along with heading up the training division for Conway shield. Is brian mcnulty into the job? I’d say so…

We did our best to provide everything that one could desire when it comes to Engine, Truck, and Rescue at “Into the Job”. Eric Guida is an Engine man true and true, serving in the busy Oak Park District of Sacramento for a large portion of his career (currently Captain on Engine Co. 6). Eric began in the fire service in Feb. 1988 before joining Sacramento Fire Dept. in 1992. Eric is a humble guy and was highly recommended for this symposium and after reading “The 20 things all rookie firefighters should know” you will understand why. Eric has written numerous articles, is a member of the Engine Co. Work Group, helped write Sacramento’s Engine Company Handbook, Hands on Handbook, has been a drill instructor, and the list goes on and on. Outside of engine work he also joined CATF-7 in 1992 (year it was formed). Responding with the team that went to the Northridge Earthquake (1994), Oklahoma City Bombing (1995), and 9-11. Is Eric Guida into the job? I’d say so…

Just when you thought the lineup couldn’t get any better,  "Out jumps an ace". Danny is one of those guys that loves anything fireground And we were pumped to find out when we asked him to speak that #dannywouldgo. He has over 23 years’ experience with the last 15 being on Atlanta Fire (where he retired as a Captain). During his time there he was assigned to some of the busiest ghetto companies in Atlanta as a fireman, driver, and officer (serving as boss on the top 3 engines in the city for fire duty). If you haven’t heard the backstory on Danny then it would be good for you to crawl out from under the rock you’ve been living under. Danny has a passion for this job and it shows with drive to be the first one through the door with a probe on the knob, or the first to the roof with a saw, his goal is just to be there and with that we are damn proud to have him. Is Danny Dwyer into the job? Id say so...…

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