Seattle Fire Department, WA
Mike Gagliano has over thirty years of fire, crash, and rescue experience with the Seattle Fire Department and the United States Air Force. He is the captain of Ladder Five and a proud member of Fire Station Thirty-one. Captain Gagliano has written numerous fire service articles, and is a co-author of the bestselling book Air Management for the Fire Service and the self contained breathing apparatus chapter of the Handbook for Firefighter I & II published by Pennwell. He is a member of the Fire Engineering/FDIC Advisory Board, a Director for the Firesmoke Coalition at firesmoke.org, on the advisory board of the UL-Firefighter Safety and Research Institute, and teaches across the country on air management, fireground tactics, leadership, and company officer development. Mike also co-hosts the popular Fire Engineering radio webcast, The Mikey G and Mikey D Show, and partners with his wife Anne at firelife.com to teach on strategies for developing and maintaining a strong marriage and family.
- DFS 4-Incident Safety Officer
- DFS 4-NFPA 1403
Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
The toughest and most critical decisions you make in your career typically revolve around committing to an interior attack or choosing another route. Seasoned officers know the difference between “We can get it,” and “it’s lost.” Participants will learn how to use a simple framework to build on their experiences and those of others, and develop an intuitive approach that will grow with them throughout their career. This is not a magic class, no one becomes a great decision maker by attending a few classes and watching a few videos. A framework is created for four varying profiles: Rescue, Fire, Building, and Tactical. These profiles will allow you to keep focused on your decisions, draw on what you’ve learned, and react to changes in the dynamic fire environment. Participants will leave with tools that will help them continue to grow their decision-making ability and information they can use in drills with their troops.