In this episode of NEP "On Location", Mark Treglio is on location at the IAFF 10th District PEP event in San Francisco. He has a conversation with Mitch De Anda, Program Director of the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC), and Jeanette Plascencia, Recruitment Director of Cal-JAC, the California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee. Both the FCTC and CALJAC are organizations that are supported by California Professional Firefighters.
Mitch and Jeanette talk with Mark about some of the processes that candidates need to go through to get hired as firefighters and EMS providers, the current recruitment environment the fire service is going through, and some success stories that their very unique programs have had overcoming these challenges.
Mark Treglio is currently the Executive Vice President at NEP Services, where he manages the day to day operations of this rapidly growing tech and communications company that serves over 600 police and fire organizations nationwide.
Prior to joining NEP, Mark oversaw communications at the International Association of Fire Fighters. He was responsible for many of the union’s innovations and advancements in communications, including the Strategic Campaigns program and the IAFF Communications Training Academy.
Mark retired from the Jacksonville (FL) Fire & Rescue Department. He was the Communications Director for his home local, IAFF Local 122. During the great recession, he developed a communications strategy that successfully fended off an all out assault on the Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund by national think tanks the Arnold Foundation, Americans For Prosperity, the Tea Party, the Pew Foundation and more.
Mark hails from a law enforcement family, with his father being a retired NYPD Detective and his brother working in Homeland Security. He has a degree in criminal justice and is working towards a degree in Emergency and Disaster management.