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Rich Marinucci

Richard Marinucci

Chief (Ret.)
Executive Director, Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA)

Chief (Ret.) Richard Marinucci currently serves as the Executive Director of the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA). He was the national program manager for the Everyone Goes Home program of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) from 2008 to 2011. He has 46 years of experience in the fire service and served as Chief of Farmington Hills Fire Department for over 33 years.

Chief Marinucci is a Past President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and served as Acting Chief Operating Officer of the United States Fire Administration (USFA) while serving as Senior Advisor to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director.

He has authored the Fire Chief's Guide to Administration and Management and is a regular columnist for Fire Engineering and Fire Apparatus magazines. He is the editor of the 7th Edition of the Fire Chief Handbook.

Chief Marinucci served as Chairman of the first Commission of Professional Credentialing and was one of the 15 Chief Fire Officers (CFOs) to be designated in 2000. He was awarded the Ronny Jack Coleman Leadership Legacy Award from the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) in 2013.

Chief Marinucci has lectured across the United States as well as in Canada, Japan, and Europe. He earned Bachelor of Science degrees from Western Michigan University, Madonna University, and the University of Cincinnati, as well as a Master of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University.