John J. Lewis joined the volunteer fire service in 1978 and began his career as a firefighter/EMT in 1985. He recently retired as a ladder company lieutenant with the City of Passaic, NJ Fire Department. Lewis is an adjunct instructor at Kean University in Union, NJ, and a member of the New Jersey State Firefighter Health and Safety Committee. He holds New Jersey State Certifications as Fire Inspector/Fire Official, Level 2 Fire Instructor, and Fire Investigator. Lewis was co-author of the Rapid Intervention Awareness Curriculum for the State of New Jersey and the New Jersey Firefighter 1 Handbook Addendum.