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 has over 35 years of experience in the fire service and most recently served as the Fire Chief for the City of Lincoln (NE). Prior career experience includes serving as Deputy Chief and Interim Fire Chief for the City of Fresno (CA), and Fire Chief for the City of Clovis (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.
Fay Martin

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.

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