Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
I am a member of the North Tonawanda Volunteer Fire Companies Association, North Tonawanda Volunteer Firemen's Benevolent Association, Niagara County Volunteer Firemen's Association, Niagara County Fire Chiefs Association, Western New York Volunteer Firemen's Association, Firemen's Association of the State of New York, National Association of Underwater Instructors, Advanced Local Emergency Rescue Teams of Western New York and Southern Ontario, Dive Rescue International, and International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists.
Erie Community College
Associates in Applied Sciences, Fire Protection Technology
National Fire Academy
Incident Safety Officer
New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control
Basic Firefighter, Intermediate Firefighter, Pump Operations, Hazardous Materials First Responders Operation, Fire Behavior Arson Awareness, Firefighter Safety Survival, FAST Team Operations, Introduction to Fire Officer, Firefighter II, Truck Company Operations, SCBA Confidence, Water Rescue Awareness, & Incident Safety Officer
New York State Department of Health
Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
New York State Emergency Management Office
ICS 100, 200, & 300
Federal Emergency Management Agency
NIMS IS 700
National Association of Underwater Instructors
Open Water SCUBA Diver
Dive Rescue International
Dive Rescue Specialist I, Ice Rescue Specialist, & Swift Water River Rescue
Duties of the Fire Officer, Every New York Responder Goes Home, Firefighter Rescue and Removal, Thermal Imagers Applications, Fire Service Leadership, Firefighters & Fire Officers: Scared Straight, Functional Boss Behaviors, & Charleston Sofa Super Store Fire Analysis
Improving Response Scene Safety
Professional Conduct & Fire Department Pride
Erie County Emergency Service
MERS Radio Systems
American Heart Association
Mercy Flight of WNY
I joined the fire service after graduating high school following in the foot steps of my grandfather, father, and uncles. Received my associate’s degree in Fire Protection Technology from Erie Community College, just enrolled at Empire State College to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Fire/Emergency Services Management & Administration, and ultimately get a masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Buffalo.
I have held many offices/positions within the fire service; I am a Past President of North Tonawanda Volunteer Fire Companies Association. I currently hold the rank of Captain in the Fire Dept. and am the Dive Master/Chief of Operations on the Underwater Dive Rescue Team.
I assist my departments MTO and the County Instructors in live fire training and would love one day to become a SFI/MFI. I currently represent the City of North Tonawanda on the Niagara County Legislator Homeland Security and Fire Advisory Boards, I was a member of the Mayors Office Fire Department Study Review Committee and the departments Volunteer Restructuring Committee.
How are you?
I am a Firefighter/EMT and recent graduate from the Fire Academy at IRSC. I grew up making music and since I am still on the hunt for a fire job, I found myself inspired to make Firefighter Tribute Songs to honor this amazing industry. Here is a link to my website where you can hear and see my songs and videos. I hope you enjoy them.
Joseph, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Have fun and look around.