Training Advisory Committee

Guiding training content development for the Fire Safety Academy.
FSRI's Training Advisory Committee Members Standing Together
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The Training Advisory Committee (TAC) provides UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) with expertise and guidance for the Fire Safety Academy (FSA), an online learning management system equipped with numerous training courses designed for real-world application for the fire service. Through collaboration and discussion, the TAC’s mission is to provide advice and recommendations for enhancing the content shared through dynamic learning management platform of free science-based training for the fire service. 

The TAC is made up of 15 well qualified and passionate professionals who represent fire departments from around North America and serve two-year terms as TAC advisors. Throughout their terms, TAC advisors will work with FSRI's instructional design experts to share professional experience, knowledge and insights to inform the trajectory of training offerings and reach new users.

Meet the Training Advisory Committee

Girten Allerton

Girten Allerton

Philadelphia Fire Department, PA

Norman Bemis

Norman Bemis

Palatine Fire Department, IL

Oren Bersagel-Briese

Oren Bersagel-Briese

Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department, CO

Rob Blasetti head shot

Rob Blasetti

Englewood Fire Department, FL

Lionel Crowther

Lionel Crowther

Winnipeg Fire Department, ON

Charlie Dall headshot

Charlie Dall

Parker County Emergency Services District, TX

Sean Gray

Sean Gray

Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services, GA

Caleb Harrison

Caleb Harrison

LaGrange Fire Department, GA

Brian Jablonski

Brian Jablonski

Fire Department of New York, NY

Mark Kovacevich

Mark Kovacevich

Chicago Fire Department, IL

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Ron Marley

San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, CA

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James Mirabile

Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue, WA

PJ Norwood

PJ Norwood

Connecticut Fire Academy, CT

Andrew Ruiz

Andrew Ruiz

Los Angeles City Fire Department, CA

Jeff Seaton

Jeff Seaton

San Jose Fire Department, CA

Jack Wilson

Jack Wilson

Delaware State Fire School, DE

Published: April 14, 2023