Anthony Avillo, MS
Deputy Chief (RET), Deputy Fire Marshal
Monmouth County Fire Academy, NJ
Anthony Avillo M.S. retired in March, 2015, after a thirty-year career in the fire service. Avillo was a deputy chief in North Hudson (NJ) Regional Fire and Rescue, assigned as first platoon regional tour commander. He holds a Master Degree in National Security Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Fire Science from New Jersey City University. Avillo is currently the director and deputy fire marshal at the Monmouth County (NJ) Fire Academy. He is an adjunct professor at New Jersey City University. Avillo is an FDIC instructor and member of the FDIC advisory board and the editorial advisory board of Fire Engineering.Read More...
Avillo is the author of Fireground Strategies, 3rd edition (Fire Engineering, 2015) and Fireground Strategies Workbook Volumes I, II, and III (Fire Engineering, 2002, 2010, 2016). Avillo also co-authored with Chief Ed Flood, Full Contact Leadership, (Fire Engineering, 2017). He was a contributing author to Handbook for Firefighter I and Firefighter II (Fire Engineering, 2009, 2018) and is co-author of its Study Guide (Fire Engineering, 2010). Avillo has also contributed to both volumes of the Pass It On books by Billy Goldfeder (Pennwell, 2015, 2016). Avillo also has a regular column in Fire Rescue magazine titled, Progress Reports. Avillo was a collaborator in the Tactical Perspectives DVD series (Fire Engineering, 2011) and has had issued the DVD’s Control of Fireground Operations (Fire Engineering, 2016) and Forging a Culture of Safety (Fire Engineering, 2013). Avillo also co-hosts a radio show, Fireground Strategies and Other Stuff from the Street with Chief Jim Duffy on Fire Engineering BlogTalk Radio. Avillo was recipient of the 2012 Fire Engineering/ISFSI George D. Post Fire Instructor of the Year Award.
This workshop will introduce the tenets of Full Contact Leadership and how it applies to the fire officer as well as those who aspire to become fire officers. Understanding and addressing the often uber-uncomfortable personnel conflicts, and subordinate/superior relationships will be a major focus of this session. The steps to personnel conflict resolution will be compared and made applicable to the familiar fireground evolutions that most fire operators are comfortable with. This allows us to introduce a level of comfort into the areas of command and leadership discomfort.