WFS Instructor Bios

John J Lewis joined the volunteer fire service in 1978 and began his career as a Firefighter / EMT in 1985, recently retiring as a Ladder Company Lieutenant with the City of Passaic, NJ Fire Department, formerly assigned to the Training and Safety Division. John is an instructor at the Bergen County (NJ) Fire Academy, and an Adjunct Instructor at Kean University in Union, NJ, a member of the NJ State Firefighter Health and Safety Advisory Committee, he holds NJ State Certifications as Fire Inspector/ Fire Official, Level 2 Fire Instructor, and Fire Investigator. John has developed and a presented educational program for various fire conferences and schools across the country, and has authored several articles for national fire service publications. In addition he was the co-author of the Rapid Intervention Awareness Curriculum for the State of New Jersey.

Robert G Moran, is now the Fire Chief in Brewster MA, he began his career with the city of Englewood (NJ) in 1985; in his 25 year career he held the ranks of Dispatcher, Firefighter, Lieutenant, Deputy Chief and recently retired as Chief of Department. Chief Moran holds a Bachelors Degree in Fire Science form New Jersey City University, and is an adjunct instructor for Kean University. He is a NJ State certified level 2 Fire Instructor, Hazardous Material Specialist, Confined Space and Hazardous Materials Awareness Instructor, IMS Level 2 Instructor, Fire Investigator and Fire Official. Formerly an Instructor at the Bergen County Police and Fire Academy, he now sits on the Bergen County Fire Training Advisory Board. Moran is currently the Fire Marshall in Leonia, NJ, where he served in every rank as well as Chief of the Volunteer Fire Department; in addition he is an investigator for the Bergen County Prosecutors Office Arson Task Force, and a Safety Specialist for the State of New Jersey Urban Search and Rescue Task Force. Chief Moran, has authored several articles for national fire service publications as well as lectured on various fire suppression topics every year throughout New Jersey and the country.

Mike Metro, is the Chief Deputy for the Los Angeles County Fire Department with 37 years in the fire service including five for the City of El Cajon, a four station fire department in San Diego County. He was the Chief of Emergency Medical Services for LA County Fire for seven years as well as the President of the California Association of Fire Chiefs EMS Section for four years. He currently serves on the Executive Board of the International Association of Fire Chiefs EMS Section.