The Team

THE FRDP TEAM

THE FRDP TEAM IS COMPRISED OF LESS THAN 30 MEMBERS REPRESENTING 15 COUNTRIES ON 5 CONTINENTS. ALL POSSESS VARIOUS FIRE AND RESCUE SPECIALIZATION SKILLS AND ARE MULTI-LINGUAL.

DUE TO ITS INTERNATIONAL MAKE-UP, SPECIALIZED TALENTS, UNIQUE EXPERIENCE AND THAT IT OPERATES AS A VERY SMALL, ELITE UNIT, FRDP IS SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS THE “THE FOREIGN LEGION OF THE FIRE SERVICE

ALL HAVE VAST INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE AND MANY HAVE SERVED WITH UNITED NATIONS FIRE RESCUE OPERATIONS. THE TEAM MEMBERS HAVE OPERATED IN: ALGERIA, ANGOLA, BOSNIA, CONGO, HAITI, KOSOVO, LEBANON, INDONESIA, IRAQ, JAPAN, MALI, NEPAL, PAKISTAN, PHILIPPINES, SAMOA, SOMALIA, SUDAN, TURKEY AND UKRAINE. THEY HAVE OPERATED AT INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY RESCUE AND RELIEF OPERATIONS AT EARTHQUAKES AND TSUNAMIS AS WELL AS IN WARTIME CONDITIONS UNDER SNIPER FIRE AND ARTILLERY BOMBARDMENT IN ADDITION TO CONDUCTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN REORGANIZING FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES AND TRAINING FIREFIGHTERS

COMBINED, FRDP TEAM MEMBERS SPEAK: AFRIKAANS, ALBANIAN, ARABIC, BAHASA INDONESIAN, BOSNIAN, CATALAN, CROATIAN, DUTCH, ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN, JAPANESE, PORTUGUESE, RUSSIAN, SARDO, SERBIAN AND SPANISH.

MEET THE GUYS!

ROBERT TRIOZZI

Rank: Command Chief

Specializations: Hi-Rise Fires, Fire Investigation, Incident Command, Fire Prevention and Code Enforcement, Fire Service Administration

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish

IGNACIO “NACHO” ITURRIAGA

Rank: Command Chief

Specializations: Structure Fires, Vehicle Extrication, Urban Search and Rescue, Brush Fires, Incident Command

Languages: Spanish, French, Catalan, English

ROSSETTI

FRANCESCO “FRANCE” ROSSETTI

Rank: Command Chief

Specializations: Vehicle Extrication, Urban Search and Rescue, Collapse Rescue, Trench Rescue, Fire Apparatus Maintenance, Advanced Life Support

Languages: English, Afrikaans

GISBERT “GISI” FAIT

Rank: Chief Officer

Specializations: Rescue Diving, Heavy Rescue, Railway Rescue, Fire Prevention

Languages: German, English

STEFAN KIMPEL

Rank: Chief Officer

Specializations: Incident Command, Fire Administration, Fireground Safety, Fire Service Operational Management, Staff Management, Media and Security Strategy

Languages: German, English

JOSE’ RODILLA GARCIA

Rank: Chief Officer

Specializations: Vehicle Extrication, Forest Firefighting, Positive Pressure Ventilation, Urban Search and Rescue, Hazardous Materials

Languages: Spanish, Catalan, French

CASPARUS “CAS” SEYFFERT

Rank: Chief Officer

Specializations: Vehicle Extrication, Urban Search and Rescue, Aircraft Fires, Incident Command, Fire Apparatus Design and Maintenance,

Languages: English, Afrikaans

MARK COX

Rank: Line Officer

Specializations: Heavy Rescue, Air Crash Fire and Rescue, Hazardous Materials, Remote Area Response, Water Rescue, Incident Command.

Languages: English, French

PAOLO FOLCO

Rank: Line Officer

Specializations: Hazardous materials, Urban Search and Rescue, Advanced Life Support

Languages: Italian, Portuguese, English

ANTONIO RODILLA GARCIA

Rank: Line Officer

Specializations: Wildland and Forest Fires, Incident Command, Urban Search and Rescue, Hazardous Materials Incidents, Cave and Confined Space Rescue, Vehicle Extrication

Languages: Spanish, French, Catalan

GEERT GEERTS

Rank: Line Officer

Specializations: Vehicle Extrication, Fire Apparatus Maintenance, Rescue Diver

Languages: Dutch, English, German

SAMIR HAJRIC

Rank: Line Officer

Specializations: Aircraft Fire and Rescue, Hazardous Materials, Vehicle Extrication, Helicopter Rescue, Pump Operations

Languages: Bosnian, Serbo-Croatian, English

JAMES ‘JIM’ MIRABILE

Rank: Line Officer

Specializations: Vehicle Extrication, Compartment Fire Behavior Training Instruction (CFBT), Urban Search and Rescue, Collapse Rescue, Trench Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Rope Rescue, EMS Instruction

Languages: English, French, Spanish

FRANÇOIS PAILLE

Rank: Line Officer

Specializations: Hazardous Materials, Apparatus Operator, Vehicle Extrication, Fire Prevention, Emergency Medicine

Languages: French, English

SIMON PAPENFUS

Rank: Line Officer

Specializations:  Vehicle Extrications, Fire Apparatus Maintenance, Oil Well and Refinery Fires

Languages: English, Afrikaans, Arabic

SIMON ROGERS

Rank: Rescue Officer

Specializations: High Angle Rescue, Swift Water Rescue, Urban Search and Rescue, Helicopter Rescue

Languages: English, Japanese

JASON SERTORI

Rank: Line Officer

Specializations: Emergency and Disaster Management, Apparatus Operations,

Languages: English, French

ROBIN STENHOUSE

Rank: Line Officer

Specializations: Aircraft Fire and Rescue, Hazardous Materials, Incident Command

Languages: English

LULZIM BERISHA

Rank: Firefighter

Specializations: Structure Fires, Vehicle Extrication, Marine Firefighting, Pump Operator

Languages: Albanian, Serbian, English, Italian

BENJAMIN BLAIR

Rank: Firefighter

Specializations: Ice Water Rescue, Emergency Medical Responder, High Angle Rescue, Wilderness Search and Rescue and Survival

Languages: English, French

GIAN MARCO DESOGUS

Rank: Firefighter

Specializations: Hazardous Materials, Water Rescue, Rescue Topography

Languages: Italian, Sardo, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian

FRANCESCO GIANNONE

Rank: Rescue Technician

Specializations: Water Rescue, Advanced Life Support

Languages: Italian, English

ADOLFO GRILLO

Rank: Firefighter

Specializations: Vehicle Extrication, Urban Search and Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, High Rise Fires, Advanced Life Support

Languages: Spanish, English

ALAN HARRISON

Rank: Firefighter

Specializations: Hazardous Materials, Industrial Firefighting, Crises Management

Languages: English, French

ADRIAN McCARTHY

Rank: Firefighter

Specializations: Aerial Ladder Operator, Emergency Medical Responder, Large Scale Wildfire Firefighting, Industrial Fires

Languages: English, Bahasa Indonesian

LEONARDO PEREIRA

Rank: Firefighter

Specializations: Urban Search and Rescue, Water Rescue, Communications and Dispatch

Languages: Portuguese, English

NICOS DE CARLI

Rank: Security Specialist

Specializations: Advanced Life Support, Explosive Ordinance Disposal, Security Analysis and Evaluation

Languages: Italian, French, German, English, Spanish

ENTONY RUSCETTA

Rank: Documentation

Specializations: Photography, Documentary Film

Languages: Italian, English