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Fire Management Consultant: Meet the Trainers and Instructors

Meet the Team

Fire Management Consultant wouldn't be where it is today without the wide range of specialized and skilled professional instructors and staff. We have to meet our expectations of providing the highest quality, safest, most up to date training and our team provides those qualities we value most. Select a Team Member below to view their Bio.

Phillip Queen - CEO, Founder & Instructor

Steve Bitto - Dvision Chief - Ocean Surf Rescue

Rodney Mendes, Fire Service Training - Instructor

Dennis Orbus, Fire Service Training - Instructor

Karen Takai, Fire Service Training - Instructor

Rusty Witwer, Fire Service Training - Instructor

David Glaser, Rescue Operations Training - Instructor

Julie Gardner, Rescue Operations Training - Instructor


Steve started his Fire Service carrier as a Vol. Firefighter with San Luis Obispo County Fire Dept. in 1983, where he served for 7 years before being hired full time with Cambria Fire Dept. in 1990. During his 20 year carrier with Cambria Fire he has served as Training Officer, Fire Prevention Officer, and Fire Investigator. He received his California Fire Officer Certification and was promoted to Captain in 1995. Steve developed and implemented an Ocean Rescue Program for Cambria Fire Department, called North Coast Ocean Rescue (NCOR), in 1994 and the team is still going strong after 16 years. He also assisted with the development of the first ever SLO County Coastal Response Plan, and the SLO County Fire Investigation Strike Team.

Steve is currently a shift Captain with Cambria Fire Dept, a member of SLO County Coastal Response Team, and also the Team Coordinator for NCOR. He is an avid fisherman, surfer, and waterman, and donates his time assisting local surf rescue classes and Jr. Lifeguard Programs.

Steve is now the Division Chief of the newly created Water/Ocean Rescue Division of FMC.

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Instructor was clearly knowledgeable on the subject and I enjoyed his relay of past experience.


The class was well put together. The instructor’s ability to relate course work to real life was great!


Instructor was very knowledgeable of the subject, had great experiences to share with class, cares about the subject presented.

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