HeadshotAnthony Avillo started the job on the former Weehawken (NJ) Fire Department, which, along with Union City, North Bergen, West New York, and Guttenberg, merged in 1999 to form North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue.

Anthony was assigned as 1st Platoon regional tour commander. He has a B.S. in fire science from New Jersey City University and is an instructor at the Bergen County (N.J.) and Monmouth County (N.J.) Fire Academies. Avillo is a member of the FDIC advisory board and the Fire Engineering editorial advisory board. He is the author of Fireground Strategies, 2nd edition (Pennwell, 2008) and Fireground Strategies Workbook Volume II (Pennwell, 2009). He is a contributing author to Fire Engineering‘s Handbook for Firefighter I and II (2009) and co-author of the Fire Engineering Firefighters Handbook Study Guide (Pennwell, 2009).

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