NY Fire Consultants
NY Fire Consultants

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 the following classes:

  • Fire Safety Director
  • Emergency Action Plan Director
  • Construction Site Fire Safety Director
  • Fire Safety Coordinator
  • Fire Guard
  • Building Operations, Maintenance and Recordkeeping (R-BOMR)


As an FDNY Lieutenant, O’Donnell initiated strategies and tactics at fires and emergencies; trained firefighters to maintain and upgrade operational skills; inspected buildings/properties to insure compliance with current NYC codes; kept informed of current topics and procedures; evaluated firefighter job performance; scheduled personnel; facilitated building inspections; monitored firefighters’ stress levels; and assured compliance with fire department administrative policies and procedures.

As a NYS Certified Instructor teaching at the NYC Fire Academy, O’Donnell introduced trainees to fire protection technology and basic elements of fire prevention; concepts governing fire fighting and emergency operations; principles of safety and communications; applications of equipment; tactics and procedures.


  • Herbert H Lehman College, NYS Fire Academy (Montour Falls)
  • SUNY Empire State College ­ 84 credits earned

Specialized Training

  • Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Courses
    • Analytical Approaches to Public Fire Protection
    • Fire Protection Structures and System Design
    • Disaster and Fire Defense Planning
    • The Community and Fire Threat
    • Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection
  • NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control: Personnel Standards and Education Commission
    • NYS Supervisory Certification Fire Training – Fire Officer
    • NYS Certified Instructor – Standards for Fire Fighting Personnel
    • Educational Methodology – NYS Certified
    • Hazardous Material – First Responder – NYS Certified
    • Fire Cause and Origin Determination – NYS Certified
    • Fire Behavior and Awareness – NYS Certified
    • Defense Against Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Federal Emergency Management Administration
  • United States Fire Administration
    • Emergency Response to Terrorism
    • National Fire Academy Certification Building Construction Principles:
      • Wood and Ordinary Construction
      • Non Combustible / Fire Resistive Constructive
  • NYS Emergency Management Office
  • Trainer – Community Emergency Response Team


  • Uniformed Fire Officers Association
  • Orange County Retired Firefighters Association
  • Habitat for Humanity