Christopher J. Naum, SFPE. A 37-year fire service veteran and a highly regarded national instructor, author, lecturer and fire officer, he is a distinguished authority on building construction issues affecting the fire and emergency services and has traveled throughout the United States and internationally delivering training programs on building construction, command management and operational safety.
He is the Chief of Training for the Command Institute in D.C, and is the immediate past Second Vice President with the International Society of Fire Service Instructors and a past member of the Board of Directors, IAFC Safety, Health & Survival Section. A Contributing Editor with Firehouse Magazine and Firehouse.com where he authors the Buildings on Fire column and the Buildingsonfire blog series, he served as an adjunct Instructor with the National Fire Academy and is a NFFF/EGH Firefighter Safety Advocate. A former architect and fire protection engineer he was the 1987 ISFSI George D. Post National Fire Instructor of the Year and is a Consultant and technical reviewer to the NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program and Firefighter LODD Reports.
He is actively involved in researching and developing emerging and cutting edge strategic and tactical operational methodologies, concepts and practices based on emerging fire research to improved fireground operations and firefighter safety and is active in numerous national fire service agenda programs, committees and initiatives that will define the fire and emergency services in training and operations in the years ahead. Chief Naum is the Executive Producer of the informational portal www.buildingsonfire.com dedicated to building construction, command risk management and firefighter safety.
He present his popular structural anatomy building construction training series throughout the United States and internationally and is the developer of the informational portal Buildingsonfire.com dedicated to building construction, command risk management and firefighter safety. Buildingsonfire informational insights are also now being posted on Facebook . He is authoring a new text book integrating building construction, risk management and firefighter safety and provides insightful firefighter safety commentary on his Command Safety Blog and thru two Twitter accounts at Commandsafety and Buildingsonfire (Bldgsonfire). Coming in early 2013; THEBATTALIONCHIEF.COM
He can be reached at Christopher.firstname.lastname@example.org