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CROKER FIRE & LIFE SAFETY INSTITUTE

Instructors

KNOWLEDGEABLE.  EXPERIENCED.  PROFESSIONALS.

Croker Fire & Life Safety Institute instructors offer a diverse background with vast knowledge in both fire and non-fire related emergencies providing great understanding, insight and intellectual capacity.  With extensive practical awareness as first responders (including fire department and/or law enforcement) as well as extensive experience collaborating with security professionals, each of Croker’s instructors presents an unique and broad ranging perspective.

Croker instructors are also active in the assembling of fire and life safety (EAP) plans in addition to performing drills and training throughout New York City.  This further provides them with a comprehensive understanding of the evolving day-to-day concerns and complexities occurring at a building level.  These familiarities promote in-depth conversations throughout each class, relating course material to industry best practices, protocols and code compliance requirements.

 

MARK VALENTINO
Director of Educational Services

Mark Valentino has in excess of 20 years experience as a firefighter, five years in the capacity of Lieutenant. Additionally, he holds over 20 years of expertise as a consultant in the private sector where he continues to write and design Fire Safety and Emergency Action Plans. Among his many accomplishments, Valentino actively conducts fire safety, emergency action and evacuation related seminars, drills and training for high-rise buildings throughout New York City’s five boroughs. Mark Valentino selflessly responded to the World Trade Center tragedy.

 

 

MICHAEL HICKEY
Assistant Director of Educational Services

Michael Hickey is a professional with over 30 years of extensive fire and life safety experience. Hickey holds numerous New York State and Federal Government Certifications in relation to firematics, weapons of mass destruction / terrorism awareness and emergency operations. Additionally, he holds an A.A.S. degree in Fire Science Technology, a Bachelor of Arts in Emergency Management, a Masters in Public Administration and a Masters in Organizational Leadership.

 

 


ROBERT IMBORNONI
Instructor

Bob Imbornoni is a security and life safety professional with over 35 years of experience responding to emergencies of all types. His diverse background includes, but is not limited to, threat and risk assessment, strategic planning, emergency preparedness, crisis response, emergency operations center management, business continuity as well as resiliency and regulatory compliance.  Robert Imbornoni has been a volunteer firefighter, NYC paramedic and previously served as the Chief Response Officer of the American Red Cross (ARC) in Greater New York, which is the busiest ARC chapter in the United States. Imbornoni was also a lieutenant and 20-year veteran of the NYPD, where among the roles he served was Emergency Management Liaison where he coordinated planning and response operations between the NYPD (51,000 employees) and the NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM). In such capacity, he planned, coordinated and evaluated 20+ emergency response exercises per year, including large, interagency tests (many financed by the Office of Homeland Security) involving 1000+ personnel to test the city’s ability to respond to a terrorist incident involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).  Additionally, Bob has instructed many of these areas during his career and in the School of Business as an adjunct Instructor for Mercy College. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, as well as numerous professional certificates.

 

ROBERT NOONAN
Instructor

Robert Noonan is an industry veteran of over 28 years with an extensive depth of professional experience in fire and emergency management instruction and consulting. Noonan earned a Bachelor of Science in Fire Science, a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies and a Master of Science in Safety, Security and Emergency Management (with a concentration in Fire Science and Emergency Management). He also serves as an adjunct professor in Fire Science at Nassau Community College, an adjunct professor in Project Management and Information Technology at Adelphi University and a Second Deputy Chief Instructor at Nassau County Fire Service Academy.

 

RUSSELL STROBEL
Instructor

Russell Strobel’s background as an educator (NYC Board of Education) and then subsequently over 25 years of experience with the New York City Fire Department provides a diverse and unique skill set to the Croker Fire and Life Safety Institute team.  As an FDNY Battalion Chief, Strobel is responsible for incident command of fires, including establishing strategy for fire extinguishment and mitigation of emergencies.  He remains responsible for protection of life and property, inclusive of civilian life and property as well as FDNY firefighters.  Depending upon the size of an incident, Strobel has also operated as Sector command.  Russell Strobel remains well versed in New York City fire codes and building safety inspection.  He graduated from the College of Staten Island (CUNY) with a Master’s in Education.

 

VINCENT DOHERTY
Instructor

JERRY DOMBROWSKY
Instructor

JAMES KATEN
Instructor

TOM KING
Instructor

TOM MCNAMARA
Instructor

BRUCE SILAS
Instructor

DOUG SPANO
Instructor

MICHAEL STEINMAN
Instructor

KNOWLEDGEABLE.  EXPERIENCED.  PROFESSIONALS.

All Croker Fire & Life Safety Institute instructors are certified accordingly by New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS).

JAMES CARROLL
Director

MARK MURRAY
Instructor

DAN POWERS
Instructor

DAN BOWE
Instructor

BILL BROOKS
Instructor

KEITH BROWN
Instructor

FRANK CATALANO
Instructor

BRIAN DOOLEY
Instructor

DAN LORD
Instructor

 

Certification Courses

If you would like Croker to provide your team with a private class or instruct them in a particular area in order to obtain an FDNY Certificate of Fitness not listed, please contact our office for more information.

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