Chief Mike M. Dugan
Michael M. Dugan was a 27-year veteran of the FDNY and served as the Captain of Ladder Company 123, in Crown Heights Brooklyn, before retiring. 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 in 1993, the FDNY’s highest award for bravery.
He is also a former volunteer firefighter, in the Halesite FD, in N.Y. He has been involved with the Fire Service for over 40 years. He is an instructor at the “FDIC.” He is a contributing editor to Fire Engineering magazine. He is also on the FDIC and Fire Engineering Executive advisory boards. Captain Dugan has been a featured lecturer around the country and at “FDIC” on topics dealing with Truck Company Operations, Building construction, size up and today’s fire service.
He is a current instructor at the NY Fire Safety Institute and works with International Fire and Life Safety Experts. Mike does lectures in New York City and around the country on building and staff preparedness for fires and emergencies. He also consult a FARS on firefighter building support systems.