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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

Dennis Childress, Fire Service Training - Instructor

Rodney Mendes, Fire Service Training - Instructor

Scott McKenney EMT-P, Fire Service Training - Instructor

Mark Romer, Fire Service Training - Instructor

Dennis Orbus, Fire Service Training - Instructor

Chuck Dickson, Fire Service Training - Instructor

Karen Takai, Fire Service Training - Instructor

Rusty Witwer, Fire Service Training - Instructor

Jim Bolton, Rescue Operations Training - Division Chief - Rescue

David Glaser, Rescue Operations Training - Instructor


Dennis Childress is an author, lecturer, and instructor who recently retired from the Orange County Fire Authority in Southern CA after just over 39 years in the Fire Service. He's authored a great number of articles in fire service publications nationally on subjects from training to wildland, and is on the team of authors responsible for the Firefighter's Handbook by Delmar in its third printing. He's one of the team of eight put together by the NWCG and NFPA to create the nationally distributed Urban/Interface Firefighters Series a couple years ago. Dennis holds an Associate in Arts degree in Fire Science and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Protection Administration. He is a Certified Fire Officer and a Certified Chief Officer with the State of CA. He sits on the NFPA 1500 Committee representing the CA Fire Service as well as STEAC (Statewide Training and Education Advisory Committee) for the CA State Fire Marshal. He's also been on the Executive Board for the Southern CA Training Officer's Association for over 10 years. He is the Team Leader for the Level 1 Fire Command curriculum series for State Fire Training and instructs in both levels of Command (Fire and Chief Officer) as well as ICS and a number of "S" classes in CA as well as other states on a regular basis.

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


Expertise and experience makes the class even more interesting. All the information was relevant, excellent resources, case studies and videos.


Great Instructor! Very knowledgeable on the subject

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