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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


Julie has been involved with aquatics for the last 30 years with certifications and experience in many areas. She started by lifeguarding and teaching lifeguarding, both pool and open water as well as enjoying teaching swimming and coaching swimming for High School, Masters, and age group swimmers. She worked as a whitewater rafting guide and instructor in California, Oregon, Utah, Colorado, North Carolina, and South Carolina with certifications in Swift Water Rescue Technician and Advanced Swift Water, as well as the guide licenses required for different states. In addition, she taught SCUBA diving classes including Rescue Diver as a Dive Master for PADI and any other training courses certified. Julie currently works as an Engine Captain in the San Francisco Bay area and is a Water Rescue Specialist and Planning Team Manager for one of California's FEMA USAR teams. As a current California State Fire Marshal Instructor, she helps instruct the Surface Water Rescue and the Surf Boat Rescue Course for Fire Management Consultant Marine Division.

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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.


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

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