Mark has been in the fire service and building regulatory business since 1977. He worked as a paid-on call firefighter in Batavia, Illinois. In 1980 he moved to Florida and joined the Tice Fire Department in Fort Myers and in 1983 became a Fire Inspector for Lee County, Florida. He specializes in the Florida Building Code, handicap accessibility standards, flood regulation, and the Land Development Code. During his time with Lee County Government he achieved the position of Chief Plans Examiner. In 2007, he retired as the Fire Marshal for Bonita Springs Fire Department in Fort Myers, Florida.
Promotional Examinations & Assessments
Selecting the right employee for a promotion can be a difficult process. Relying on work performance is not enough, you need to evaluate their organizing and planning skills, decision making skills, problem solving skills, leadership skills, communication skills and team building skills.
Reisen Safety Training provides Fire & EMS Promotional Examinations and Assessments to assist our clients in selecting the BEST person for the promotion. Our assessment process is a systematic and comprehensive evaluation to assist your agency with obtaining the top three candidates.
If your trying to save money and want to perform the promotional assessment yourself, we can supply the exercise, notes on how to implement the exercise and the benchmark score sheet for your assessors. Contact us for a proposal.
Dale has been in the fire, emergency medical services and emergency management business since 1983. He currently holds the position of Shift Commander at the rank of Battalion Chief for Estero Fire Rescue in Estero, Florida. Since 2003 he has worked as a fire and explosion investigator on the private side and has become a fire causation expert in his field. He is currently listed as the President and CEO for Reisen Safety Training & Staff Development, Inc, along with owning Command and Control Leadership and Reisen Fire Consultants. He is a Master Trainer, Consultant and Mentor.
He was the first State of Florida, Emergency Management Public Information Officer to coordinate the State of Florida PIO Disaster Deployment Team. In 1998, he was awarded the State of Florida Public Information Officer of the Year. Several years later, he was awarded the State of Florida Governor's Commendation Award for implementing and operating State Information Centers during wildland fires that he was deployed to in 1995 and 1998 by the State of Florida Emergency Management, Division of Emergency Operations.
To date, Dale has conducted over 700 origin and cause fire and explosion investigations in the State of Florida. In 2000, he assisted in implementing the Lee County Fire-Arson Task Force to combat the crime of arson in Southwest, Florida. For seventeen years he was the Task Force Commander and in 2020 he stepped down to Deputy Comannder. He currently supervises the Line-Of-Duty Death (LODD) Fire Investigation Team and is lead investigator of Team II of the task force. In 2001, he was awarded the State of Florida Fire Investigator of the year and was recognized by Governor Jeb Bush for his efforts in combating arson. The members of the Lee County Fire-Arson Task Force named him the 2013 Fire Investigator of the Year.
He has written numerous articles for various publications and has served as a lecturer and trainer for seminars and conferences throughout the United States. He has become an expert on the evidence of Filicide by Fire (parents murdering their children by the use of fire) and the Art of Reading Body Language. He is an instructor for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and a Florida Instructor for the National Fire Academy.
We are proud to have provided education and knowledge for
Fire, EMS, Security and Law Enforcement personnel throughout the United States and the Cayman Islands.
Susan has been in the fire and emergency medical services business since 2004. She currently holds the position of Public Relations Manager for Estero Fire Rescue in Estero, Florida. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Professional Administration and has completed her Master Degree in Emergency Service Management.
Prior to joining Estero Fire Rescue, she held the position of Divisional Controller for a large, nationwide utility company where she oversaw human resources, finance and training. She is a certified firefighter, a nationally certified EMT and Fire Service Instructor III in the State of Florida. She is a past member of the State of Florida Task Force Six, Urban Search and Rescue Team as a Technical Search Specialist and a Caine Search Specialist.
Currently, she serves as the Chair for Region 6 Joint Media Information for the Regional Domestic Security Task Force (RDSTF) and the DEM Region 6 Coordinator of the Florida Association of Public Information Officers (FAPIO). She is a member of the PIO State-wide Deployment Team for Emergency Management Operation Division. She has been a consultant and instructor with Reisen Safety Training since 2010.
Dale is a member of the following affiliations:
Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association * International Association of Arson Investigators
National Association of Fire Investigators * Florida Fire Chiefs Association * Florida Chapter of IAAI
Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention * National Fire Protection Association
Centers for Public Safety Excellence * Temple Terrace Rotary Club
Motivational and Event Speaker
Dale I. Reisen has been a professional keynote speaker at conferences and special events along with delivery design workshops to participants since 1995. He has delivered hundreds of educational and motivational speeches conference topics across the United States.
Mr. Reisen employs the three E's into his delivery of any presentation, Education, Engaging and Entertaining. Learn what topics he has to offer.
Reisen Safety Training and Staff Development, Inc., was established in 2003 in Fort Myers, FL. That year we started teaching CPR, AED and first aid along with teaching fire science courses to firefighters in the the Fort Myers Area.
Today we offer fire science courses all over the State of Florida along with a variety of courses and workshops in safety, leadership, team building, effective communications, managing change, customer service, and fire investigations.
Dale is a member of the following affiliations:
Board Member of the Florida Forestry Arson Alert Association * Florida Association of Hazmat Responders
Southwest Florida Chapter of ATD * Lee County Fire Chiefs Association * Lee County Fire-Arson Task Force
Florida Chapter of IAAI * International Association of Arson Investigators * Florida Fire Chiefs Association
Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association * Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention
Florida Association of Fire and Life Safety Educators * Florida Society of Fire Service Instructors
Florida Association of Public Information Officers * Association for Talent Development
Florida Association of Private Investigators * Florida Fire & Explosion Investigator Association
Dale has been in the fire and emergency services since 1992. Most recently, he held the position of Deputy Fire Marshal, at the rank of Division Chief of Risk Reduction for the City of Temple Terrace Fire Department in Hillsborough County, Florida.
He started his career a s a volunteer firefighter with Bayshore Fire Department in North Fort Myers, Florida in 1992 and then was hired as a member of the career staff in 1996. After becoming a Florida Paramedic he was hired with San Carlos Park Fire District in Fort Myers where he served as a Engineer/Paramedic and acting Lieutenant for 16 years. He also served for several years with the Lee County Fire - Arson Task Force as a fire and explosion investigator on this team.
His education includes a Master of Science Degree in Public Administration from Barry University, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire & Emergency Services and a Associates of Arts Degree both from the University of Florida. He holds certificates from the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training as a Fire Officer IV, Fire Instructor III, Fire Investigator II, Fire Inspector II, Fire and Life Safety Educator, Incident Safety Officer and Live Fire Training Instructor I.
Additionally, Dale is a designated as a Fire Officer and a PEER Reviewer for the Commission on Professional Credentialing and is certified as a Fire and Explosive Investigator by the National Association of Fire Investigators. He has been an instructor and consultant with us since 2017.
Doug is a member of the following affiliations:
Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association * Lee County Fire Marshals Association
Lee County Fire-Arson Task Force * Florida Fire Chiefs Association
Florida Association of Plumbing - Gas - Mechanical Inspectors
He currently holds the position of Lead Pastor at Christ Community Ministries in Estero, Florida. He also serves as the Fire Chaplain for Estero Fire Rescue, South Trail Fire Rescue, San Carlos Park Fire Department, Lehigh Acres Fire Department and the Florida Tarpons, a professional football in Fort Myers, Florida.
He is a certified firefighter, Fire Service Inspector, Fire Service Instructor, Building Plans Examiner, Building Official and Building Inspector. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Leadership from Bellevue University. He has been a consultant and instructor with Reisen Safety Training since 2013.
Running a business is not easy and when you need to provide leadership, team building and safety training where can you go for affordable training? Our team at Reisen Safety Training can assist you in all of your training needs that meet your budget. We can develop training solutions to meet your objectives and provide engaging workshops and courses to enhance employees retention. Learn about our leadership series workshops.
Reisen Fire Consultants, LLC was started by Mr. Reisen to offer attorneys, clients, and insurance compnies his experience in fire causation. After 15 years in the private fire investigation services, he opened his own company in 2019.
We offer origin and cause fire and explosion investigations, along with offering evidence examinations and expert testimony in fire causation.
Reisen Safety Training is an approved Private Training Provider for the
Florida State Fire College.
In 2014, we started a division of Reisen Safety Training called Command and Control LEADERSHIP.
We offer courses and workshops in leadership, team building, effective communications, and customer service.
Susan is a member of the following affiliations:
Florida Association of Public Information Officers * Florida Fire Chiefs Association
International Fire Photographs Association * Florida Public Relations Association
National Information Officers Association * Florida Association of Special Districts
Board of Directors of Estero Chamber of Commerce
Doug has been in the fire and emergency medical services business since 2000. He currently holds the rank of Shift Captain for Bayshore Fire Protection and Rescue District in North Fort Myers, Florida. Among his duties as a Company Officer he is responsible for the districts fire safety inspection program and conducts fire and explosion investigations. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration from Barry University and is a graduate of the Emergency Services Leadership Institute under the Florida Fire Chiefs Association.
He currently holds a State of Florida firefighter certificate, Florida EMT license, Fire Service Instructor III, Fire Investigator and Fire Inspectors certificate. He is a member of the Lee County Fire-Arson Task Force since 2008 where he is currently listed as a Senior Fire Investigator, Team Leader and is a team member of the Line-of-Duty Death (LODD) Investigation Team. In 2020 he was appointed Task Force Commander of the Arson Task Force.
Since 2004, Doug is a State of Florida licensed plumbing contractor, under the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. Currently he is the co-owner of Plumbing Solutions of SWFL and is very active in the building industry. He has been a consultant and instructor with Reisen Safety Training since 2014.