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Christopher John Naum, American Fire protection management and training consultant, educator. Cet. fire instructor, hazardous materials technician, fire prevention andbldg. code enforcement officer and instructor. Recipient Kodak/KINSA international medallion for excellence in photography, 1977, Federal Emergency Management Agency certified of appreciation, 1991; others.


Naum, Christopher John was born on February 8, 1957 in Syracuse, New York, United States. Son of John and Florence (Karafile) Naum.


Bachelor, Syracuse University, 1981; student, State University of New York-Onondaga Community College, 1980-1986; student, National Fire Academy, Emmitsburg, Maryland., 1982-1992; student, University Maryland., 1982-1984.


From fire explorer to fire lieutenant Moyers Corners Fire Department, Town of Clay, New York, 1975-1981. Fire captain Moyers Corners Fire Department, Onondaga County Fire System, 1981—1993, training instructor, 1991-1999, FD training officer, 1999—2000. Battalion captain Moyers Corners Fire Department, Onondaga County Fire Systems, 2002—2006.

Project architect Maniktala Associates, Professional Corporation, Syracuse, 1981-1991. President, executive consultant Americana Fire Consultant, Inc., 1988-1991. Fire protection engineer Entergy Nuclear Northeast, James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant, Lycoming, 1992-1993, fire protection specialist, 1993-1998, fire and safety specialist, 1998-1999, fire and safety specialist II, 2000—2002, deputy fire chief, 1995—2002, fire chief, fire protection and industrial safety manager, 2002—2007.

Acting fire protection supervisor New York Power Authority, James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, 1999-2000. President EMAC International LLC, since 2005, Columbia Southern University Bachelor Arc, since 2007. Chief training command institute Washington, since 2008.

Coordinator department fire protection technical Onondaga Community College, State University of New York, Syracuse, 1984-1989. Co-director Onondaga County Fire Rescue Institute, 1987-1989, Town of Clay Fire Training Tower, 2000-2002. President Los Angeles Emergency Management and Training Consultant, Syracuse, 1992-2004.

Adjunct faculty instructor United States Fire Administration, National Fire Academy, Maryland, since 2000. Member adjunct faculty Command School, Inc., 2002-2004. Appointed member Onondaga County Fire Advisory Board, since 2005.


  • Cet. fire instructor, hazardous materials technician, fire prevention and building code enforcement officer and instructor, fire protection engineer. Certified fire officer. Safety specialist; certified emergency management professional development Federal Emergency Management Agency/Emergency Management Institute, 2004.


Member Federal Emergency Management Agency United States&R Task Force Working Group, 1989-1992. Member American Institute of Architects, International Society Fire Service Instructors (board directors, director-at-large 2005-2008, delegate United States/United Kingdom Fire Service Research Symposium 2005, 2nd vice president 2008), George D. Post award 1987, National Fire Instructor of Year award 1987), World Safety Organization, International Association Fire Chiefs (national committee on urban rescue and structural collapse 1988-1998, Certified of Appreciation 1993), International Fire Photographers Association, National Fire Protection Association (national committee since 1988, chair technical rescue committee, trench rescue working group), National Association for Search and Rescue, Society Fire Protection Engineers, New York State Association Fire Chiefs, Alliance for Fire and Emergency Management (steering committee for National Search and Rescue Association 1996-1997, International Fire Instructor Exchange fellow 1996), Society Fire Protection Engineers, Open Fire Academy International (board directors since 2006), Firefighter Nation (committee member), Firefighter Safety Advocate, Fire Rescue 1.com (contributing biogger since 2009), International Association Fire Chiefs (appt.bd. directors safety, health survival section since 2008).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: downhill skiing, drawing and painting, photography.


Married Ann M. McCabe, July 21, 1984 (divorced). Children: Lauren K., Ashley C. Married Lori A. Drosi, September 13, 1997.

1 child, Emily N.

John Naum

Florence (Karafile) Naum

Lori A. Drosi

Ann M. McCabe

Emily N. Naum

Lauren K. Naum

Ashley C. Naum