Fire Chief Robert Fling

Chief Robert Fling has over 21 years of experience in the fire service and is an Ex-Chief with the Dix Hills Fire Department located on Long Island. He is a contributor for many fire service publications as well as the founder and president of Face Piece On, an organization dedicated to teaching the fire service about the dangers of breathing smoke on today’s foreground. In addition, he is a technical specialist with Project Kill the Flashover and sits on the advisory board for The First Twenty, an organization dedicated to improving the health and fitness of firefighters. He is also an advocate for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Everyone Goes Home® program. He holds multiple fire service credentials, is a New York State certified Emergency Medical Technician and is an active member of the NFPA, Suffolk County Fire Chiefs Council, Town of Huntington Fire Chiefs Council, International Association of Fire Chiefs and FASNY. Chief Fling was also the recipient of the 2015 Firehouse Magazine Outstanding Leadership Award. He can be reached at for additional information.

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