Michael J. Lopina is a 30 year veteran of the fire service currently serving as a Captain/Paramedic for the Lockport Township Fire Protection District. He is the owner of Firefighter Education Group and is a curriculum developer and field staff instructor for the Illinois Fire Service Institute. His instructor experience includes teaching at two area community colleges and a regional fire academy along with developing certification programs through the Illinois State Fire Marshalls office Ad-Hoc and State Certification Advisory Committees.