Phone Number: 631.277.7602 Ext. 1863
George Hough is a retired FDNY Lieutenant, having served as a member of the Special Operations Command (SOC) assigned to Hazmat Co. 1. In addition, Hough provided instruction in Hazmat Technician coursework for many years at the NYC Fire Academy. He has also provided training in Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD’s) as a NYS certified Instructor, served as an adjunct instructor of Counter Terrorist Education for Louisiana State University (LSU), and has conducted training for National Guard Civil Support Teams. He served as a Hazmat team manager for the FEMA NY TF-1 Urban Search and Rescue Team for over 15 years. Before joining the FDNY, Hough worked as an Industrial Engineer for the U.S. Navy Naval Facilities Engineering Command.
George Hough has served on national committees including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology First Responder Resource Group (FRRG) and the Interagency Advisory Board (IAB) which are focused on identifying preparedness gaps, setting priorities and requirements, and evaluating new first responder tools and technology ideas. He contributed to developing standardized testing procedures for the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Robotics Group and served on the NFPA 2400 committee, helping to develop the first draft Standard for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Used for Public Safety Operations.
George Hough holds a Masters of Arts (M.A.) in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security as well as a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University. His graduate thesis focused on wireless robotic communications in urban environments and resulted in numerous conference publications. In addition, Hough has completed extensive training in both Industrial and CBRNE disciplines and holds many FDNY/NYS certifications in emergency response and technical rescue.