Tom has been in the fire service since 1987. He has served in a range of capacities including, firefighter, company officer, chief officer, and administrator. Tom has experience in volunteer, combination, and career departments of all sizes and his career has taken him to rural, suburban, and urban environments.
Since 2003, Tom has been a member of the Fire Department of New York, where he is a Lieutenant assigned to the Rescue Battalion, within the Special Operations Command. Prior to his promotion Tom was a firefighter in Ladder 55 in the Bronx, and Squad 288 in Queens.
Before moving his career to the FDNY, Tom was a firefighter in Fairfax County, VA and the District of Columbia. Since 1992 he has also been an active volunteer firefighter in Prince George’s County, MD.
In addition to his duties as a Company Officer, Tom serves as a member of the FDNY Incident Management Team, the FDNY Special Operations Task Force (a Type 1 US&R TF) and NY Task Force 1 (A FEMA sponsored Type 1 US&R TF).
In this capacity, Tom has taken part in Local, Regional, and National disaster responses. He is a NWCG Qualified Type II Planning Section Chief and has previously been a member of a US Forest Service Incident Management Team for several seasons.
Tom holds a BA in History, a BS in Fire Science/Management, and a Master’s of Public Administration. He is in the process of obtaining his certification as a Master Exercise Practitioner