Welcome and Introduction


In appreciation to the Nevada State Fire Marshal's Division

Course Description

You are now the hazmat officer. You have choices and decisions to make. In this lively discussion we will dive into why and what will shape and influence our decisions. We often placed into making command decisions, but we are rarely told what goes into training your brain on what will affect your thinking and in turn what you chose.

Learning Objectives:

  • After attending this class Haz Mat officers and leaders will learn what shapes their decision making and how to train their brain.
  • After attending this class Haz Mat officers and leaders will be able to share with other leaders and officers how to make good decisions.

Jeff Post

Jeffrey Post started his fire service career in 1995 in the Mystic Ct Fire Dept. In 2000 he was appointed to the Mohegan Tribal Fire Dept. and in 2001 took an appointment to the Submarine Base Fire Dept. in Groton Ct. Currently he serves as an Assistant Chief and hazardous materials officer for Navy Region Mid-Atlantic. Jeffrey also is an adjunct instructor for the Connecticut Fire Academy, and one of the owners of All Hands Operating LLC.

Mark Sicuso

Mark is a 16 year veteran of the Norwich Fire Department. He is a currently a Lieutenant and second in command of the Norwich Fire Hazmat Operations. He holds two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of New Haven in Fire Science Administration and Arson Investigation. Mark is a HazMat Specialist/Safety Officer for MATF-1 a Fema US&R team. He is an alternate on FEMA US&R IST as a HazMat Specialist. He is currently the Co-Chair of the Region 4 (Cerrit) Hazardous Materials response team. Mark is an Adjunct instructor at The Connecticut Fire Academy, The Massachusetts Fire Academy and the co-owner of All Hands Operating Training. Mark has instructed nationally and holds numerous Fire Service Certifications/Qualifications.