MA, EFO, CIC, Battalion Chief, Fire Department, city of New York
Fire Department of New York
FDNY Battalion Chief Stephen Marsar, EFO, MA, CIC, EMT; former Chief/Commissioner, Bellmore (NY) V.F.D. Master's — Homeland Security and Defense; Bachelor's — Fire Science and Emergency Services Administration; Graduate with honors, Executive Fire Officer Program; twice recipient—FEMA's National Outstanding Research Award. Company Officer columnist for FireRescue and firefighternation.com; Advisory Board Member at Fire Engineering.
This class will illustrate the dynamic and dramatic preparation and response of the FDNY's 6th Battalion units during the first two nights of the protests, riots, and looting following the death of George Floyd. The presentation will spur a discussion on how the chiefs working in the FDNY's 6th Battalion kept their members safe while responding through thousands of protestors and agitators, hundreds of NYPD police officers, and garbage strewn streets to extinguish almost 100 fires—including police cars full of ammunition, one report of a police officers trapped in a burning patrol car, and multiple calls reporting structural fires.
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