Nick Esposito Bridgeport FD

Nick is a second generation firefighter who started his fire service career in 1989, with a small volunteer fire department in his hometown of Verplanck, New York. He began his professional firefighting career in 1996, working for the Town of Rye Brook, New York FD. In 1999 he was hired by the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut Fire Department, and has worked his way up through the ranks, taking on many line and staff functions, currently serving as the Captain of their Rescue Company. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Safety and is working to complete his Master’s in Public Administration.

Nick is the founder of Truck Tactics Training, and teaches on the regional and national level. He has published articles related to aerial apparatus operations and building construction, both online and in trade journals.

Paul Debartolomeo FDNY

Paul has been a member of the fire service for more than 20 years in both the career and volunteer ranks. He started his career as a volunteer in 1990 in Stamford C.T. He is also a 20 year veteran of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), where he is assigned to Ladder Company 28 in Harlem. DeBartolomeo is a nationally certified Pro-Board instructor, as well as an adjunct instructor for the Connecticut Fire Academy and provides lectures and hands-on training nationwide. DeBartolomeo has been featured in Fire Engineering’s Training Minutes video series, was a lead instructor for an F.D.I.C. H.O.T. class, was an F.D.I.C. classroom presenter, and is a contributing author for Fire Rescue Magazine.





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