RJ is a 15 year veteran of the fire service. He started as a volunteer firefighter with the Cromwell Volunteer Fire Department in Cromwell, Connecticut. Robert relocated to Maryland and joined the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department, the second busiest fire station in Montgomery County.
RJ has received numerous citations and awards from the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department, Frederick County Fire Rescue and the state of Maryland. He is currently employed as a firefighter by the Frederick County Fire Rescue Division, where he is assigned to Rescue Company 3.
He is a member of the Advanced Technical Rescue Team, of Frederick. In addition, he has served as lead instructor for many fire department training's and drills.
RJ has written articles for different trade magazines around the fire service and contributes to Fire Engineering. Certified as a level III instructor, he travels to locations around the country teaching engine, truck, and R.I.T company operations.