Anthony J. Turiello – President and CEO
Anthony J. Turiello is the founder and chief executive officer at Rescue Air Systems, Inc., the originator and leading provider of FARS. Prior to founding the company in 1993, he was a 30-year veteran of the design and construction industry. He went on to become a field supervisor for one of the largest design/build contractors in Northern California and later started his own contracting firm, enjoying a decade of success in the commercial industry. He holds multiple U.S. patents and currently has eight U.S. and foreign patent applications filed and pending approval with the USPTO. He is considered the industry expert on FARS both nationally and internationally, and has worked with scores of fire departments, municipalities, architectural firms, contractors, and builders to make structures safer.
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Mario Treviño – Fire Chief
Mario Treviño is a 40+ year veteran of the fire service. He served with the Seattle Fire Department for 24 years, rising to the rank of deputy fire chief. He went on to serve as the fire chief in Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Bellevue, WA. He is a past president of the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association, a member for the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and an advisory board member for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Chief Treviño began his career as a “smoke eater.” He frequently fought fires without breathing apparatus, which was the practice at the time. In 2008, he was diagnosed with stage-four throat cancer, which he survived after aggressive chemotherapy treatment. Under his leadership, San Francisco was one of the first cities in the country to adopt a code requiring FARS. Chief Treviño currently serves as the executive director of the Firefighter Air Coalition, an organization comprised by leaders from the fire service, government, and industry that advocates for air management best practices and for the adoption of codes requiring FARS in complex structures.
Mike Gagliano has over thirty years of fire/crash/rescue experience with the Seattle Fire Department and the United States Air Force. He retired as the captain of Ladder 5 and remains a proud member of Fire Station 31. Captain Gagliano has written numerous fire service articles, and is co-author of the bestselling books Air Management for the Fire Service, and Challenges of the Firefighter Marriage, as well as the SCBA chapter of the Handbook for Firefighter 1 & 2 from Pennwell Books. He is a member of the Fire Engineering/FDIC Advisory Board, serves 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. He also co-hosts the popular Fire Engineering radio webcast “The Mikey G and Mikey D Show,” and partners with his wife Anne to teach strategies for developing and maintaining a strong marriage and family.
Jack J. Murphy
Jack J. Murphy is a 30+ year veteran of the fire service and the principal official of JJM & Associates, LLC. He is the retired fire marshal and former deputy chief of the Leonia, NJ Fire Department and a certified State of New Jersey Fire Official/Fire Inspector. He has been involved with fire codes for more than 25 years and served for two-and-a-half years on the New York City Model ICC Building and Fire Codes Program. He is the New Jersey State Deputy Fire Coordinator (Bergen Region), the vice-chairman of the Fire Safety Directors Association (New York City), and a member of the National Fire Protection Association committees for High-Rise Building Safety and Pre-Incident Planning. He also is an editorial advisory board member of Fire Engineering magazine. He has been a fire service instructor for more than 25 years. In 2002, Murphy was honored with the Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the highest honors in the fire service.