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2013 – The John M Eversole Lifetime Achievement Award

Given annually by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) to recognize a living individual who has had an exceptionally distinguished career in the field of hazardous-materials emergency response.

2010 – The Norman &. Mineta Award

Given annually by the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASPM) to an individual that made a significant and lasting contribution to the safety of people, products and materials in transit.

2001 – California Hazardous Materials Instructor of the Year

Presented at The Continuing Challenge Conference in Sacramento, California.

1989 – George D. Post Instructor of the Year

Presented at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Cincinnati.

1988 – Connecticut State Fire School’s Instructor of the Year


“Responding to Utility Emergencies is an excellent website. The training provided gives important information to the broad spectrum of responders. Being online, it allows those that don’t normally get to the classroom an opportunity to take this training. I highly recommend it.”
Ron Bowen
Deputy State Fire Marshal – State of Washington
“Your presentation, style and message were well received by all participants. You have a vital and important message to deliver to industry and you do it in a very effective manner.”
Richard DeLuca
Former Director, Health & Safety – Morton International
“You possess the rare talent to make learning fun. You take complex subjects and make them easily understood. The Commission is proud to be associated with you!”
Maurice McCarthy
Past Chairman – State of CT Commission on Fire Prevention and Control
“This was an excellent course and structure to meet the needs of new employees and subject matter experts. I was also able to learn some new terms and will explore the resources that this course offered.”
Don Kirk
Senior Instructor – Integrys Energy