Bassel Ibrahim is a 17-year student of the fire service, currently serving as the Company Officer of Engine 1 on the Orlando Fire Department, Bassel started his career in Volusia County, FL. Spent most of his time on Special Operations units (Orlando Heavy Rescue 1 & Tower 6, Volusia Squad 35 & 23) and was a member of FL Task Force 9 for 7 years. He is a Florida Smoke Diver/instructor, Georgia F.L.A.M.E.S graduate and teaches Truck School, VES and RIT operations at many conferences around the country (Orlando Fire Conference, Fort Lauderdale Fire Expo, FDIC, Firehouse Expo, Fire Rescue East, Bridgeport fire expo and BOTO Conference).
Bassel leads the Orlando FD new hire PT programs, the Orlando competition teams which won multiple RIT Challenges and teaches the USAR series at the state level. Bassel has also presented his Lecture titled: “One Bad Day” Proactive RIT Operations to many local fire departments and FOOLS’ chapters in the state of Florida, Georgia and Texas. He also has taken part in podcasts with Cigars City FOOLS, Truck Company Misfits, National Rescue Consultants and on The Scrap (Firehouse Vigilance). He recently wrote an article on RIT Operations for Fire Engineering.