Captain Michael M. Dugan

Captain Michael M. Dugan is a 27-year veteran of the FDNY; he retired after serving as the Captain of Ladder Company 123 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. As a Lieutenant, Dugan served in Ladder Company 42 in the South Bronx.

While assigned as a firefighter in Ladder Company 43, in Spanish Harlem, Firefighter Dugan received the James Gordon Bennett Medal in 1992 and the Harry M. Archer Medal, the FDNY’s highest award for bravery, in 1993.

He is also a former volunteer firefighter with the Halesite Fire Department, in New York. Captain Dugan has been involved with the Fire Service for 43 years.

Michael is an instructor at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC), a Contributing Editor to Fire Engineering Magazine, and a member of the Fire Engineering and FDIC Advisory Board. Captain Dugan has been a featured lecturer around the country and at the FDIC on topics dealing with truck company operations, building construction, leadership, size-up and situational awareness, and issues facing today’s fire service.

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