Training: The Greatest Job

June 16 - 17, 2021

9AM - 5PM ( Lunch at 12 )

Everett Fire Union Hall
2411 Hewitt Ave.
Everett, WA 98201

COST: $50 - per attendee

Seats Remaining: 51

Lunch Not Provided

2 Day Class for Fire Fighters and Officers

Day 1 - The first half of the day we will hear from Aaron Fields on what it takes to be a "great Fire Fighter" and ways you can improve your craft. During the second half, Captain Todd Rademacher will share his experience motivating his crew and developing station drills.

Day 2 - We will start off with Ret. Captain Mike Gagliano;s presentation on "This House Rocks" followed by "Go NO Go" scenarios. We will end the day with an opportunity for those who want to hear from Mike and his wife about marriage in the fire service. Spouses are welcome to join.


Aaron is a firefighter for the City of Seattle and the of of nozzle forward. Between his dad, brother, and himself, there is nearly always a fields member on watch somewhere in the 5th battalion. His aspiration has always been to ride on the back of engine 28, allowing him to work in the neighborhood he grew up in (98118 shout-out). After time at 28's, Aaron moved to his dad's spot-on engine company 12, battalion 5 headquarters. He is known for his dislike of "The Man", tendency to question authority, and zealous belief that good basics win. Aaron developed the skills shared in the nozzle forward in an unrelenting pursuit of all thing's engine. The skills are adapted from many sources but reconstructed to be based around simple principles that maximize mechanical advantage. At the request of folks who wanted to see how he was going about hand-line use, the nozzle forward was born as a program and has been slap' inlines around since 2008. When all else fails, given 'em a west coast salute.

Mike Gagliano has over thirty years of fire/crash/rescue experience with the Seattle Fire Department and the United States Air force. He retired as the Captain of Ladder 5 and remains a proud member Station 31. Captain Gagliano has written numerous fire service articles, is co-author of the bestselling books air management for the fire service, challenges of the firefighter marriage and the SCBA chapter of the handbook for Firefighter1 & 2 from Penwell. He is a member of the fire engineering/FDIC advisory board, a director for the firesmoke coalition (, on the advisory board of the ul-firefighter safety and research institute and teaches across the country on air management, fireground tactics, leadership, and company officer development. Mike co-hosts the popular fire engineering radio webcast "The Mikey G and Mikey D show" and partners with his wife Anne ( to teach on strategies for developing and maintaining a strong marriage/family.

Todd Rademacher 25-year veteran of the Seattle fire department, 23 years on truck companies and two years as a training officer. Rescue Squad Officer on watf-1. Currently the Lieutenant on Ladder 12 at Station 28. Spent 8 years as a member of SFD technical rescue team. Semi-Professional firefighter who loves his job. Lives in Enumclaw, WA with his wife and kids. he enjoys fishing more than the air we breathe.