Robert Policht is a member of the Passaic (NJ) Fire Department assigned to Ladder Company 1 and the Fire Investigation Unit. He started his career as a volunteer where he served as the Chief of Department for the Allendale (NJ) Fire Department. He also teaches at the Bergen County (NJ) Fire Academy. Policht has multiple certifications including firefighter II, fire officer II, swift water tech, and emergency medical technician. 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.