Services Offered

Personal Development Coaching...If you are interested in discussing your Fire Service career path or if you are or will soon be promoted and want to discuss what to expect, click on the Contact page and send a message and I will get in contact with you as soon as possible. Individual and small group settings available. We will meet in person if local or can schedule online meetings if you prefer. Ask those questions you have and be as prepared as possible for that promotion...

DTRT = Do the Right Thing

KMF = Keep Moving Forward

To discuss plans for setting up a speaking engagement for your Department, go to the Contact page and send us a message or click on the Calendar tab and select a date and time that works for you. I will be notified and we can discuss via Zoom or phone call. 


Classroom setting instruction: 6-8 hour program discussing topics for the new or soon to be Fire Officer: Leadership, Time Management, Expectations, Operations, Attitude and more...designed for those starting out on the path to promotion or about to be promoted. Can be tailored to your Department specifically. Contact for more info and to schedule a class. 


Podcast: The Fire Officer Project is also available...This is a Fire Service related podcast where we discuss topics including Firehouse Traditions & Culture, Leadership, the Fire Family Life as well as getting yourself on the path to becoming a Fire Officer. This show is for the new Firefighter all the way up to the Company Officer.

Join your host, Mark McCurdy as we have Real Talk discussions with no holding back.There is so much to cover, so tune in and send in your topic ideas... 


Background: Have been in the Fire Service for 23 years, working for a large Department in Southern CA.(Los Angeles County Fire) Spent 14 years as a Firefighter/Paramedic (La Habra FD 5 years, LACoFD 9 years) assigned to the following locations: Fs28 (Whittier), Fs7 (West Hollywood), Fs134 (Lancaster), Fs14 (Athens/Westmont). 

Engineer for 2 years assigned to the following locations: Fs126 (Santa Clarita), Fs14 (Athens/Westmont)

Captain for 7 years assigned to the following locations: Fs58 (Ladera Heights), Fs24 (Palmdale) and currently Fs126 (Santa Clarita)

Was initially hired by a smaller Department, so I understand both large and small Department operations. Started this program and podcast as a way to give back for all that was given to me to guide and mold who I am today in the Fire Service. 


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Disclaimer: Any and all information contained in these podcast episodes is strictly for informational purposes only and DOES NOT represent an official opinion/stance of my Department or any previous Departments I have worked for or mention. All information provided is my personal opinion based on experience and is only to be used for educational purposes as a suggestion or guidance. I am not and do not claim to be an official representative of any agency or department.

The Fire Officer Project Feed

on 6/18/2022

This podcast covers every aspect of the job. From the kitchen table to the fireground. How to handle subordinates and even higher ranking officers. I highly recommend listening you can learn a lot!!
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on 2/10/2022

Loving what you are doing with this. Wish I had this a couple years ago when I got promoted but I’m definitely soaking it in and making a few changes.
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on 9/18/2021

Just listened to episode 1, good stuff. I’m intrigued to see what this becomes. As a new Fire Officer, I can’t wait to hear, literally tons of topics that can be covered.
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