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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.

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11 months ago
Captain Mike Dugan

Going out the 17th story window now that's courageAn #FDNY member was lowered off the side of a high rise building in attempt to rescue a civilian hanging out of a window in Harlem. That Civilian is now in EMS care. ... See MoreSee Less

Going out the 17th story window now thats courage
1 years ago
Captain Mike Dugan

Photos from The Sons of Brannigan's post ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago
Captain Mike Dugan

Grace Potter - We'll Be Alright (Live) ... See MoreSee Less

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Years of Firefighting Sefvice
1,000+
Classes Instructed
11
Years As Captain
15
Years Presenting @ FDIC

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