NY Fire Consultants
NY Fire Consultants

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 Chief in Charge of the Fort Totten FDNY Training Facility where he was responsible for day-to-day operations.


  • Chief in Charge of Research and Development – developed and designed FDNY safety improvements
  • Responsible for the design, creation and City wide implementation of an Electronic Fire ground Accountability System to track and monitor Handie-Talkie transmissions
  • Executive Chief Officer to the Queens Borough Commander
  • Instructor and creator of several Training initiatives at FDNY Academy
  • Chief in the Safety Command, dedicated to Fire Fighter Safety on the Fire ground
  • Investigated FDNY Fatal fires and Accidents
  • Coordinated and developed a strategic plan to repair Safety defects to over 11,000 FDNY Fire Helmets
  • Coordinated and developed a plan to improve reconditioning of FDNY Handie-Talkie batteries
  • Coordinated and developed improvements to the Safety gear for FDNY Air Recon Chiefs
  • Developed a plan to Pilot and replace new Firefighting Gloves for over 11,000 FDNY members
  • Assisted Miami Beach Florida in Assessment and implementation of Battalion Chief Exam


  • BA, Fire and Emergency Services
  • AAS, Business/Marketing

Specialized Training

  • National Incident Management System Logistics Officer (NIMS)
  • Certified in Building Construction principals, both Ordinary and Fire Resistive
  • Hazardous Materials Technician Level 1 and 2
  • Certified Fire Fighting Instructor Level 1 and 2
  • Fire cause and origin determination
  • Basic Traffic Crash investigator
  • Advanced Fire ground Safety Investigator
  • Foam Coordinator
  • Certified by Office of Emergency Management (OEM) in Enhanced Threat and Risk Assessment
  • Terrorism awareness


  • International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • New York City Fire Chief Officers Association- Trustee
  • Uniformed Fire Officers Association
  • New York City Holy Name Society
  • New York City Emerald Society