NY Fire Consultants
Fire Safety Through Education

Fred LaFemina

New York City Fire Department, 1985 to Present

Battalion Chief: Rescue Battalion, Special Operations Command: 3 years

Firefighter: E-318 (1yr), L-166 (2yrs), Sq-1 (6 yrs)

Lieutenant: E-248 (1yr), Rescue 4 (3yrs)

Lieutenant/Captain: FDNY Technical Rescue School (1yr)

Captain: Sq-270 (2 yrs), Rescue 1 (1yr)


FEMA: Urban Search and Rescue Program (1995 to Present)

Task Force Leader (4 yrs)

Rescue Squad Officer (6 yrs)

Rescue Working Group (3 yrs)

Ad-Hoc Group: NFPA Standard 1951


Lecturer: Fire Service Topics

Fire Department Instructors Conference (5 yrs)

FDIC: HOT Training: Intermediate Rope/Scaffold Emergencies

Providence, Rhode Island: Fire & Safety Seminar (2004)

Buffalo Fire Department: Confined Space Lecture (2005)


Published Articles:

Real Time Rescue: Fire Engineering (2003)

The Technical Rescue Plan: Fire Nuggets (2005)

Report from Hurricane Katrina: Fire/Rescue (2005)

Deadly Fuel Storage Tank Incident: WNYF (2004)

SOC Operations at Helicopter Crash: WNYF (2005)


Instructor Experience

  • FDNY Technical Rescue School Director (1 yr)
  • FDNY Technical Rescue School: Structural Collapse Confined Space
  • Hi-Angle Rope Rescue
  • Trench Rescue
  • Tech Rope Inc. (Michael Davis) FDIC HOT Training (5 yrs)
  • FDNY Chiefs Command Course: Special Operations (3 yrs)


Training/Certifications

  • FDNY Fire Academy: Probationary Firefighters School (6 wks)
  • FDNY First Line Supervisors Training Program (4 wks)
  • Chiefs Command Course (7 wks)
  • FDNY Computer Training: (24 hrs)
  • FDNY Infection Control Training
  • FDNY Rescue Technician Training (80 hrs)
  • FDNY Technical Rope Rescue (40 hrs)
  • FDNY Hi-Angle Rope Rescue (40 hrs)
  • FDNY Intermediate Rope Rescue (40 hrs)
  • FDNY Confined Space Rescue (40 hrs)
  • FDNY Structural Collapse Rescue (40 hrs)
  • FDNY Trench Rescue (40 hrs)
  • FDNY Advanced Trench Rescue (40 hrs)
  • FDNY Lifting & Rigging Course (40 hrs)
  • FDNY Municipal Dive Rescue (160 hrs)
  • FDNY/West Point Terrorism Course (100 hrs)
  • FDNY Emergency Crane Operations (40 hrs)
  • FDNY Incident Command Training: (ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-300,ICS-400)
  • FDNY Hazardous Material Technician Training (80 hrs)
  • FDNY Hazardous Materials Chemical Protective Training Lev-A (16 hrs)
  • FDNY Hazardous Material Decontamination Training (8 hrs)
  • NYS Codes Training: General Building Construction (24 hrs)
  • NYS Basic Structural Collapse Operations (36 hrs)
  • NYS Medium Structural Collapse Related to Building Failure (8 hrs)
  • NYS Medium Operational Level Triage & Tools
  • NYS Swift Water Operations (40 hrs)
  • NYS Codes Training: Code Enforcement Practices (24 hrs)
  • NYS Codes Training: Low-Rise Residential Construction (24 hrs)
  • NYSFCA- Structural Fire Attack (8 hrs)
  • NYS Fire Training: Cause & Origin (24 hrs)
  • DCBF: Fire Investigation (9 hrs)
  • NYS Fire Academy: Education Methodology (40 hrs)
  • NYS Certified First Responder Training (60 hrs)
  • Live Agent Training: Anniston, Ala. (40 hrs)
  • Radiological Training: Bechtel, NV. (40 hrs)
  • FEMA/USAR: Task Force Leader Training (40 hrs)
  • Certified Safety Officer: Level 1
  • Certified Foam Coordinator

    New York City- Task Force 1 (Urban Search & Rescue Team)

    Deployments:

    • Summer Olympics: Atlanta, Ga.: (1996) (Rescue Officer)

    • Dominican Republic: Hurricane George 1998 (Rescue Off)

    • NY State Response to Ice Storms: (1999) (Rescue Mgr.)

    • WTC Incident: 2001 (TFL)

    • Democratic National Convention: (TFL) 2004

    • Hurricane Katrina: (White IST) & (ROCC) 2005

    • Hurricane Rita: (Res. Mgr.) 2005


    Education

    New York City Community College: Hotel/ Restaurant: (1 yr)

    Empire State College: Associates Degree: Fire Science


    Organizations

    Federal Emergency Management Agency

    Urban Search & Rescue Team- New York Task Force 1

    Rescue Working Group Member

    New York State Association of Fire Chiefs: Castleton, NY 12033

    International Association of Firefighters

    Uniformed Fire Officers Association

    International Association of Firefighters

    Uniformed Fire Officers Association

    FDNY Chiefs Association