Chief of Training
Command Institute [DC|NY] Center for Fireground Leadership
Chief Christopher J. Naum, SFPE
Chief of Operations & Training, the Command Institute (USA)
Center for Fireground Leadership
Technical Consultant, NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation Program
A 44-year fire service veteran and a highly regarded national instructor, author, lecturer and fire officer in the United States and a recognized global instructor, he is a distinguished authority on architecture and building construction sciences affecting fireground command, operations and tactical deployments. With a distinguishing record of accomplishments in the Fire and Emergency Services, Architecture Engineering, Fire Protection, Academia and Research, he has traveled extensively and delivered a distinctive and broad array of Lecture, Training and Technical Presentational Programmes throughout the United States, the North Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East within the domains of Fire Command, Leadership, Fireground Operational and Tactical Deployment interfacing building construction, architecture sciences and fire protection engineering. He is a leading advocate on Firefighter Safety, Operational Risk Modeling and Adaptive Fireground Management Deployment Processes and a distinguished authority on Building Construction and Fireground Operations.
He is the Chief of Training for the Command Institute, Center for Fireground Leadership and is a Technical Consultant, Advisor and Subject Matter Expert to the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) Firefighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program and Firefighter Line-of-Duty Death Reporting in the United States. A former design architect and fire protection engineer he was the 1987 ISFSI George D. Post National Fire Instructor of the Year and is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations. He serves on the Faculty of the IAFC Officer Development Program-Company Officer Leadership Series (ODP-COLS), Kean University (NJ-USA) New Jersey Division of Fire Safety Training Programs and Massachusetts Fire Academy’s Department of Fire Services Senior Fire Officer Forum as a frequent visiting lecturer. He has over twenty years of direct experience in Fire Protection, Industrial Safety, Behavioral Based Safety Program management, Human Performance (HU), Operating Experience and Corrective Action Program implementation within the High Risk-High Consequence Nuclear Generating industry.
A former Adjunct Instructor with the National Fire Academy (USA) and National Fallen Firefighter- Firefighter Safety Advocate (USA), he is a past member of the Board of Directors with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Safety, Health & Survival Section and a past Vice-President with the International Society of Fire Service Instructors. His previously service included Fire Command, Fire Protection & Safety at a U.S. nuclear power plant, over twenty years in field operations & suppression as a commanding company officer in New York and Training & Fire Academy and College academic curricula administration and management. He was a twenty-seven year Contributing Editor with Firehouse Magazine® and Firehouse.com® where he authored the Buildings on Fire column and Buildingsonfire series. He has been lecturing nationally for over 35 years, including lecturing at the National Fire Academy, FDIC since 1986, Firehouse Expo since 1988 and Firehouse World and IAFC Fire-Rescue International.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET
Thursday, October 22, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET