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Lt. Ciampo

Michael N. Ciampo first joined the fire service in 1979 as a fourth-generation volunteer firefighter. In 1985, his professional career started with the District of Columbia Fire Department (DCFD) and in 1990, he was hired by the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). He attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice and earned a BA degree in Fire Science. He is a nationally recognized instructor, teaching truck company operations and tower ladder classes to departments around the country. He writes the back page column ‘On Fire’ for Fire Engineering magazine and is featured in their Truck Company Training Minutes videos. 

Lieutenant, FDNY Tower Ladder 45, “The Might of the Heights,” Engine 93, Ladder 45, Battalion 13

Firefighter, FDNY Tower Ladder 44, “Camp Morris” Engine 92, Ladder 44, Battalion 17

Firefighter, FDNY Engine Company 46, “Cross Bronx Express” Engine 46, Ladder 27

Firefighter, DCFD Rescue Squad 3 “Hell’s Kitchen” Engine 15, Battalion 3

Firefighter, DCFD Truck Company 3 “Midnight Express” Engine 16, Battalion 6

Firefighter, Wyckoff NJ Volunteer Fire Department Protection Fire Company 1

FDNY Instructor, Tactical Training Unit – Forcible Entry and Remote Tactical Unit

Instructor, FDIC, Firehouse Expo, New York State Fire Chiefs Association, and more

Author, FDNY trade magazine – WFNY “With New York Firefighters” articles

Author, Fire Engineering Firefighter 1 & 2 Textbooks – Portable Ladders, Ventilation, and Tools 

Author, Fire Engineering “Bread and Butter Operations” Portable Ladders DVD

Co-Author, Tools of the Trade Fire Engineering Textbook with Richard Fritz 

Back Page Columnist, “On Fire” – Fire Engineering Magazine/Training Minutes

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