Michael Cacciola is a lieutenant and director of Health and Fitness for the Fire Department of New York. He has 22 years of experience. His duties include, design and implementation of physical training for recruits at the FDNY Fire Academy, supervising the departments IAFF Wellness Fitness Initiative, and directing the CPAT training and mentoring program for all FDNY candidates. He has a B.S. in Health and Physical Education and is pursuing his M.S. in exercise physiology. He is also a certified ACE/ IAFF Peer Fitness Trainer Instructor, and member of the IAFF Wellness/ Fitness Technical Committee.