NY Fire Consultants
NY Fire Consultants
NY FIRE CONSULTANTS, Inc.

Seasoned Leadership

Co-owners of NY Fire Consultants, Inc. and NY Fire Safety Institute (NYFSI), James Bullock and Robert O’Brien each possess a wealth of field experience with New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and extensive specialized training and certifications in fire and life safety.

James T. Bullock

President, Deputy Chief, FDNY 30 years of service (retired)

A retired FDNY Deputy Chief, Jim leverages his extensive knowledge of current NYC local laws and fire codes as well as three decades of experience and leadership, as Co-Founder & President of NY Fire Consultants, where he is also a lead consultant for clients, and President of NY Fire Safety Institute. Accomplishments Prior to retiring … MORE
Robert W. O’Brien

Vice President, Firefighter, FDNY 14 years of service (retired)

Bob is co-founder and Vice President of NY Fire Consultants, Inc., co-owner of NY Fire Safety Institute, a founding partner of International Fire & Life Safety Experts LLC (IFLSE) which provides fire safety consulting services outside the NY Metro area, and a Fire & Life Safety Consultant to SAFGRU which is a security and life safety … MORE

Seasoned Consultants and Certified Instructors

All of our fire and life safety consultants at NY Fire Consultants and certified instructors at NYFSI are seasoned FDNY officers with vast in-field experience as well as specialized training and certifications.

Edward J. Dennehy

Fire & Life Safety Consultant and Instructor, Deputy Chief, 39 years FDNY service (retired)

Prior to becoming a Fire & Life Safety Consultant with NY Fire Consultants Inc. and a certified instructor at NY Fire Safety Institute (NYFSI), Deputy Chief Dennehy’s last assignment with the FDNY was at Manhattan’s 3rd Division which covered 34th Street to 125th Street and from the Hudson River to the East River. Accomplishments  Deputy … MORE
Michael M. Dugan

Fire & Life Safety Consultant and Instructor, Captain, 27 years FDNY service (retired)

A retired FDNY Captain, Captain Dugan leverages his extensive knowledge of current NYC local laws and fire codes as well as his nearly three decades of experience and leadership, as a Fire & Life Safety Consultant with NY Fire Consultants on assignments that include developing Fire Safety Plans, Fire Protection Plans, and Residential Fire Safety … MORE
John D. Feehan

Fire & Life Safety Consultant and Instructor, Battalion Chief, 21 years FDNY service

Assigned to FDNY Division 11 in Brooklyn, Battalion Chief Feehan is responsible for overseeing operational and administrative duties of several units of the FDNY. In addition, Battalion Chief Feehan supervises building and fire code enforcement in conjunction with New York City’s Department of Buildings as well as the FDNY’s Fire Prevention Units. As a certified instructor for NY Fire Safety Institute (NYFSI), … MORE
Angelo Figueroa

Fire & Life Safety Consultant and Instructor, Lieutenant, 27 years FDNY service (retired)

In 2012, Lieutenant Angelo Figuroa joined NY Fire Consultants Inc. as a Fire & Life Safety Consultant and simultaneously became a certified instructor at NY Fire Safety Institute (NYFSI). Accomplishments 10 years with the Department of Homeland Security (post retirement from FDNY) 27 years with the FDNY, including time as Deputy Director Technical Services Unit … MORE
Vincent Fiorentino

Fire & Life Safety Consultant and Instructor, Battalion Aide, 20 years FDNY service (retired)

A Fire & Life Safety Consultant with NY Fire Consultants Inc. and certified instructor at NY Fire Safety Institute (NYFSI), retired FDNY Battalion Aide Vincent Fiorentino utilizes his extensive knowledge and experience as a certified New York State Fire Safety and Life Safety Code Official, Arson Investigator, and New York City firefighter to apply New … MORE
Joe Garafola

Fire & Life Safety Consultant and Instructor, Lieutenant, 32 years FDNY service (retired)

As a Fire & Life Safety Consultant with NY Fire Consultants Inc., retired FDNY Lt. Garafola conducts residential fire inspections for many of our clients. Additionally, Lt. Garafola is a certified instructor at NY Fire Safety Institute (NYFSI). Accomplishments While with the FDNY, Lt. Garafola was the Building Inspection & Hydrant coordinator at the Company … MORE
Thomas Jensen

Fire & Life Safety Consultant and Instructor, Assistant Chief, 41 years FDNY service (retired)

Retired FDNY Assistant Chief Jensen is a Fire & Life Safety Consultant with NY Fire Consultants Inc., a certified instructor at NY Fire Safety Institute (NYFSI), and a co-partner in International Fire & Life Safety Experts LLC (IFLSE). Accomplishments Eight years as Chief in charge of the Bureau of Fire Prevention where Jensen gained extensive experience working with … MORE
James W. Kitson

Fire & Life Safety Consultant and Instructor, Captain, 26 years FDNY Service (retired)

Prior to joining NY Fire Consultants Inc. as a Fire & Life Safety Consultant and serving as a certified instructor NY Fire Safety Institute (NYFSI), Captain Kitson spent his entire FDNY career in some of the most structurally diverse areas of the city, gaining expansive knowledge and experience in building construction and safety requirements, from … MORE
Robert G. Kruper

Fire & Life Safety Consultant and Instructor, Captain, 21 years FDNY service (retired)

As a Fire & Life Safety Consultant with NY Fire Consultants Inc., retired FDNY Captain Kruper prepares Fire Safety Plans and Fire Safety / Emergency Action Plans, trains building staff in implementation of these plans, conducts Fire Safety Inspections, and creates Fire Safety Guides for high-rise multiple dwelling clients. Captain Kruper is also a certified … MORE
Michael LaPorta

Fire & Life Safety Consultant and Instructor, Captain, 17 years FDNY service (retired)

Retired FDNY Captain LaPorta draws on his extensive FDNY experience and indepth knowledge of NYC local laws and fire codes in his role as Fire & Life Safety Consultant with NY Fire Consultants Inc. LaPorta conducts fire drills in office buildings and hotels, fire brigade training in offices and hotels, and non-fire emergency drills in … MORE
Paul Mallery

Fire & Life Safety Consultant and Instructor, Captain, 28 years FDNY service (retired)

Prior to joining NY Fire Consultants Inc. as a Fire & Life Safety Consultant and becoming a certified instructor at NY Fire Safety Institute (NYFSI), retired FDNY Captain Mallery spent 28 years protecting the city, rising from firefighter to captain at Ladder 10. Captain Mallery also managed the Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC) Unit. Accomplishments Retired … MORE
Kevin McCutchan

Fire & Life Safety Consultant and Instructor, Lieutenant, 32 years FDNY service

As an active member of the FDNY, Lieutenant McCutchan possesses extensive knowledge of current NYC local laws and fire codes as well as more than three decades of experience and leadership. As a certified instructor at the NY Fire Safety Institute (NYFSI), Lt. McCutchan leverages his expertise and teaches courses in: Fire Safety Director Emergency Action … MORE
Michael O’Donnell

Fire & Life Safety Consultant and Instructor, Lieutenant, 22 years FDNY service (retired)

As a Fire & Life Safety Consultant with NY Fire Consultants Inc., retired FDNY Lt. O’Donnell conducts inspections, training, and fire drills at various office buildings, hotels, and residential buildings for our clients throughout New York City. Since 2007, Lt. O’Donnell has served as a certified instructor at the NY Fire Safety Institute where he continues to teach … MORE
Richard Olivieri

Fire & Life Safety Consultant and Instructor, Battalion Chief, 37 years FDNY service (retired)

Retiring from the FDNY after 37 years of service in numerous leadership roles, Chief Olivieri leverages his extensive knowledge of NY fire laws and fire suppression as a Fire & Life Safety Consultant with NY Fire Consultants Inc. in many areas, particularly inspection of various buildings in New York City to create fire safety plans. He … MORE
Thomas S. Riley

Fire & Life Safety Consultant and Instructor, FDNY Deputy Chief (retired)

Retired FDNY Deputy Chief Riley serves as a Fire & Life Safety Consultant on key assignments for NY Fire Consultants Inc., leveraging decades of experience and knowledge with the FDNY for our clients. He is also a certified instructor at the NY Fire Safety Institute (NYFSI). Deputy Chief Riley retired from his last post as … MORE
Rocco A. Rinaldi

Fire & Life Safety Consultant and Instructor, Deputy Chief, 36 years FDNY service (retired)

Retired Deputy Chief Rinaldi leverages his 36 years of knowledge and experience in the FDNY, in which 12 of those were as a chief officer, as a Fire & Life Safety Consultant with NY Fire Consultants Inc. Deputy Chief Rinaldi possesses indepth experience in building construction and fire prevention from private dwellings to high-rise multiple … MORE