Captain Mike Gagliano

Instructor Bio | Mike Gagliano began his career in 1986 with the United States Air Force, then joining the Seattle Fire Department in 1990. He is a recently retired Captain of Ladder 5 and a member of the Seattle Fire Department’s Strategic Planning Leadership Group. Captain Gagliano has written numerous fire service articles, is co-author of the bestselling book Air Management for the Fire Service and the SCBA chapter of the Handbook for Firefighter 1 & 2 from Pennwell.

He is a member of the Fire Engineering/FDIC Advisory Board, a Director for the Firesmoke Coalition (, was the 2008 FDIC Keynote Speaker and teaches across the country on Air Management, Fireground Tactics, Leadership and Company Officer Development. Mike co-hosts the popular Fire Engineering radio webcast “The Mikey G and Mikey D Show” and partners with his wife Anne ( to teach on strategies for developing and maintaining a strong marriage/family.