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 is also a certified instructor at NY Fire Safety Institute (NYFSI).
Chief Olivieri served as FDNY Chief Officer for 15 of his 37 year career. While a Captain, he worked as a consultant for AT&T Bell Labs (now Lucent Technologies) teaching and training their fire brigade and instructing all of their employees in the use of various fire extinguishers available to them in their respective labs.
When he was promoted to Battalion Chief, Chief Olivieri was assigned to the 2nd Battalion which covered lower Manhattan from Canal Street to Houston Street from river to river. Located within the battalion was a diversified section of the city with high-rise office and residential buildings, hotels, theaters, places of worship, courthouses, in addition to New York City’s commercial and landmark buildings.
Beyond Chief Olivieri’s firefighting duties in the 2nd Battalion, he was also the Fire Prevention Coordinator where his duties involved the supervision of fire companies and recognition of serious building hazards. Chief Olivieri was responsible for assuring that buildings with hazardous conditions were entered into the FDNY computer program that alerts fire officers to these conditions whenever they respond to that particular building.
After a few years in lower Manhattan, Chief Olivieri was asked to take on an assignment to update the Computer-Aided Dispatch System (CADS). He devoted much time and effort on the new Starfire II system which would bring the FDNY’s computer system into the 21st Century. The installation of Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs) by which all fire units receive responses by computer were part of this upgrade. In addition to overseeing the installation of MDTs, Chief Olivieri was responsible for creating the use of computers for fire reports, building inspection reports, hydrants reports and many other applications for use by the FDNY. He was also responsible for the training of all fire officers in the use of computers.
- John Jay College, Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science and Administration
- New York City Community College, Associate in Applied Sciences
- Brooklyn Technical High School, Electrical Engineering Major
- Fire Chiefs Association, FDNY (served as Secretary for 9 years)
- International Association of Fire Chiefs
- New York State Association of Fire Chiefs
- Uniformed Fire Officers Association, FDNY (served as Borough Delegate)
- Uniformed Firefighters Association, FDNY
- Retired Firefighters Association, FDNY
- Columbia Association, FDNY
- American Legion
- Knights of Columbus (Honorary Life Membership)