Why Are We Here?

Michael M. Dugan is a 38-year veteran of the fire service and a 26-year veteran of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), currently serving as captain of Ladder Company 123 in Brooklyn. As a firefighter in Ladder Company 43, Dugan received the James Gordon Bennett medal in 1992 and the Harry M. Archer Medal in 1993, the FDNY’s highest award for bravery. He was an instructor at the inception of the FDNY’s Annual Education Day and has developed programs currently taught to all FDNY members during the annual event. Dugan is a member of the IAFC Safety, Health & Survival Section. He serves as a HOT instructor at Firehouse Expo and FDIC, and is a regular contributor to fire service magazines. He also lectures at various events around the country on topics dealing with truck company operations, building construction, scene size-up and today’s fire service.

News Posts

4 weeks ago

Captain Mike Dugan

Powerful words from a true hero!

Dakota Meyer
I want to end the week with this. #ifoughtforamericans #ownit #americans #whatdidyoufightfor
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1 month ago

Captain Mike Dugan

We have seen things go viral on this page with millions of views, let's make this happen again. A good friend, great FDNY firefighter, has been battling 9/11 cancer for 5 years! Unfortunately, things are taking a toll on him. Ray Pfeifer, NYC Fire Wire and our followers are here for you! Let's go Ray! #FuckCancer #ManOfSteel #Brotherhood Like, Share but most importantly, Comment with your location so Ray know's just how far his support is coming from! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Captain Mike Dugan

Looking forward to this today!Here's your chance to watch a live a demo of a firefighter air replenishment system (FARS) and ask questions in real time.

Chief Bobby Halton, Chief Gary Morris, RescueAir CEO Anthony Turiello and members of the Glendale, AZ Fire Department will be at the Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center (GRPST) showcasing FARS during a live FireEngineering Humpday Hangout this Wednesday, January 18th at 10 a.m. Pacific / Noon Central / 1 p.m. Eastern.

The GRPSTC is $45 million shared-use facility opened in 2007 in a partnership between the cities of Avondale, Glendale, Peoria and Surprise and the Maricopa County Community College District, all located in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Most cities throughout the region require FARS in mid-rise, high-rise and large horizontal structures. This facility is where firefighters train on how to use it.

Join in and see how FARS works and why it is an important life-saving tool for the fire service nationally. You can find the Humpday Hangout at www.fireengineering.com/fe-talk/rescueair.html
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