Robert Policht is a member of the Passaic (NJ) Fire Department assigned to Ladder Company 1. He started his career as a volunteer where he served as captain and training officer for the Allendale (NJ) Fire Department. Policht has multiple certifications including firefighter II, fire officer II, swift water tech, and emergency medical technician. He is a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators and the International Association of Fire Service Instructors. Policht has a master’s degree in emergency management and homeland security from Arizona State University. He is a founder and contributor of Flow and Vent, a site dedicated to fire and rescue training.