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Ray McCormack

Ray McCormack

Lt retired, FDNY
United States
Ray McCormack retired as a lieutenant after 39 years in the Fire Department of New York. He was the lead author for FDNY’s Engine Company Operations Manual and developed and taught Back to Basics Standpipe for all FDNY firefighters. He was the cofounder and editor of Urban Firefighter magazine. He was the 2009 FDIC keynote speaker. He has a B.A. degree from the New York Institute of Technology. He is a member of the FDIC advisory board and Fire Engineering editorial board. He was a panel member for the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) studies “Impact of Fire Attack Utilizing Interior & Exterior Streams on Firefighter Safety” and “Occupant Survival Study and Study of Coordinated Fire Attack Utilizing Acquired Structures.”