Jason Rivera is a 27-year veteran of the fire service and has served in career and volunteer departments. He retired as the Captain of Rescue 1 for the Stamford (CT) Fire Department and is currently a firefighter for the New Haven (CT) Fire Department assigned to Rescue Company 1. He also is the Assistant Chief of the Newtown (CT) Hook and Ladder Fire Company, a Firefighter in Christiana (DE) and a Rescue Specialist with the FEMA USAR team MA-TF1. He is a ProBoard certified Fire Service Instructor Level 3 and has presented at FDIC International since 2017. Jason is a co-owner of NorthEast Squad Concepts LLC, a fire service training company. He was the recipient of the 2016 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award.