Jeff Bailes

Ex-chief with the Selden Fire Department with 43 years as a Volunteer firefighter and has received the Firemen of the Year Award, Certificates of Merit, and a Proclamation from the County Legislature. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business from Long Island University and an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University. Jeff is the President of the 500 member Brookhaven Town Safety Officers Association Inc. and is a Nationally Certified Incident Safety Officer (ISO) and Health and Safety Officer (HSO) with the Fire Departments Safety Officer Association (FDSOA). He is the Safety Officer on the Board of the New York Wildfire Incident Management Academy, and on the Education committee of the FDSOA and is the lead Safety Officer with the Selden Fire Department. He is a Certified Fire Service Instructor 1 and a Certified Flight Instructor for General Aviation. He owns and operates his own business for the past 23 years and currently writes monthly safety articles for the world’s largest fire newspaper LI Fire News. He holds numerous Certificates and is a member of the NFPA and several other Organizations.