Captain Joe Bruni has over 30-years experience as a street firefighter and company officer. He also completed a great deal of research with other instructors who have co-authored articles with him. He has experience as a department training officer in the Fire and Rescue Safety & Training Division. He gets a great deal of pleasure and excitement from watching firefighters put learned skills into practice. He strives to touch the future of the fire service by passing on his experience, knowledge, and techniques that he has learned over the years. He has written several articles for Fire Engineering Magazine which are available upon request. In today's firefighting world, the amount of actual structure fires has dropped almost 50 percent. He believes training efforts have to be increased at all levels using experienced instructors who can pass on the knowledge.