Daniel Madrzykowski, is a research engineer with the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute. Over the past 25 years, he has led several research efforts with a focus on improving fire fighter safety and effectiveness. Dan has worked to with many organizations including IAFC, IAFF, IFSTA, ISFSI, iWomen, NFFF, and NFPA to transfer research results into practice and has presented at each of these organizations’ meetings within the past few years. In addition, he has assisted in the development of several classes for the National Fire Academy and FSTAR. He is a member of the NFPA Fire Service Training and the Structural Firefighting Technical Committees. Dan is also a member of the ISFSI and he was named their Instructor of the Year in 2009. In 2012, Dan was awarded the rank of Honorary Battalion Chief with the FDNY and received the IFSTA Granito Excellence in Fire Leadership Award. In 2013, Dan was invited to the White House to be honored with the Citizens Service Award, a result of his research for the fire service. He received a President’s Award from the IAFC for his firefighting research in 2014 and in 2016 developed their on-line training programs on Fire Dynamics and Firefighting Research. Dan earned his BS and MS from the University of Maryland and his PhD in Fire Engineering from the University of Canterbury. Dan is a registered engineer in the State of Maryland and a Fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. Dan also serves on the Maryland Fire Rescue Education and Training Commission.