Hot Topics: Ship Fires for Structural Fire Agencies [Live Webinar]
Join ISFSI as we interview Maritime Specialist Sal Mercogliano and enlighten our viewers on the vital points of Shipboard Firefighting. We will be discussing the major differences between shipboard fires as they compare to structural fires and how to prepare our members. He will also be go in depth with recent ship fires such as the 2020 Hoegh Xiamen fire in Jacksonville, Fla, the 2022 Felicity Ace fire off the coast of Portugal, and several other recent major marine incidents within the last several years.
About the Speaker: Salvatore Mercogliano, Ph.D.
Sal Mercogliano is a former merchant mariner who sailed with the US Navy's Military Sealift Command for seven years. He is a maritime historian at Campbell University and an adjunct professor at the US Merchant Marine Academy. He has been a career and volunteer fire fighter since 1999. He has been a Captain on the Northwest Harnett Volunteer Fire Department for 17 years and writes. He is the host of the YouTube Channel What's Going on With Shipping.
About the Moderator: Nicholas Palumbo
Nicholas Palumbo is a third generation Italian American Firefighter and grew up in the firehouse. He first entered to fire service in 1999 as a fire explorer and has continues to volunteer. He has been a career firefighter for the past 16 years.
Mr. Palumbo is trained and experienced in all areas of firefighting included Structural, Wildland, Aircraft, and Shipboard. He is also extensively trained in HazMat, Technical Rescue, and Incident Command and Control. Nick also works as a Fire and Explosion Origin and Cause expert consultant. He has be an instructor for over a decade, he enjoys sharing his knowledge and helping others master the craft.
Nick is an active member of many fire service professional organizations and sits on several committees. He is currently a part of the ISFSI Online Training Committee. He is also part of the IFSTA Validation Committee working on the Fire Department Support Member 1st edition.