I have been involved in the Fire/EMS services since 1980. I am a Paramedic and hold Fire Service credentials from Florida and Connecticut as well as Pro Board certification. I am a certified Instructor in Ct and an Instructor III in Florida as well as Live Fire Instructor II. I am an accredited Chief Fire Officer and hold 2 BAA degrees in Fire protection and Fire administration. I retired from the Hamden, CT fire department as a Captain and was the First Captain of their Heavy Squad. I am presently serving the Villages Fire Rescue in Florida as a Battalion Chief and as our Special Operations Chief.