Meet Our Team
Eric Rosoff – Police Lieutenant (ret.)
Executive Manager, Career Survival Group
Wait… what.. a cop?? Yes, Lieutenant Rosoff is a 31-year law enforcement professional. His journey to becoming a subject matter expert in Fire Service administrative safety started in 2006, when he was asked to assist the local fire department with a personnel investigation. From that point forward, Eric has researched the most common administrative violations that waste millions of taxpayer dollars annually and cost good firefighters their jobs. Eric started the Career Survival Group with the mission of helping firefighters and their departments, avoid those administrative risks.
Brian Cummings – Fire Chief (ret.)
Los Angeles City Fire Department
Chief Cummings worked for 34 years for the Los Angeles Fire Department. Hired in 1980 as a Firefighter/EMT, he promoted through the ranks of Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief and Division Chief and ultimately Fire Chief for the City. His work included leadership roles in Urban Search and Rescue, Hazardous Materials, the Recruit Training Academy and the Port of Los Angeles. As a consultant he has been working across North America, providing public safety consulting services, professional standards training to fire service agencies and public speaking at fire service conferences. Chief Cummings is the Fire Technical Advisor on the ABC series, “Station 19.”
Micheal Despain – M.A., EFO, CFO, MIFireE. Fire Chief (ret.)
Lincoln Fire & Rescue
Chief Despain brings over 35 years of fire/EMS experience. He is a former Fire Chief for the Cities of of Lincoln (NE) and Clovis (CA), as well as the Interim Fire Chief for the Cities of Fresno (CA), Piedmont (CA) and Rocklin (CA). Chief Despain’s professional experience includes 17 years coordinating internal/professional standards investigations, disciplinary cases, grievances and harassment prevention policies/training. He is also a former Board Director for the League of California Cities and peer assessor for the Commission on Fire Accreditation International.
Public Safety Dispatch Professional
Fay Martin served a 32-years as a pubic safety dispatcher. She began her career as a Communications Operator and has been a Communications Supervisor for over 20 years. Fay is a Level III POST (California) certified instructor/agency training coordinator. Ms. Martin has authored and teaches POST certified courses on both trauma exposure and customer service for the public safety dispatcher. Fay is also very active as a volunteer for causes addressing the opioid epidemic. Fay has a Bachelor’s of Science in professional studies with an emphasis in emergency management and two Masters degrees in Organizational leadership.