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Mike & Anne Gagliano

We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Firehouse Mission to offer an absolutely “can’t miss” event! Brother Mike Gagliano and his lovely wife Anne will be presenting their “The Challenges of a Firefighter Marriage” post conference workshop Sunday, March 7th from 1pm-4pm. This workshop costs $35 per couple, but any attendee of the Expo gets in free but must RSVP. Watch the video to learn more!


Brother Mike Gagliano and his lovely wife Anne  will be presenting their “The Challenges of a Firefighter Marriage” post conference workshop Sunday, March 7th from 1pm-4pm.

This workshop will be held at the Ocean City-Wright Fire Control District Firehouse #1 located at 233 Racetrack Rd. NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32547. We are grateful for Chief  Jeff Wagner and Fire Chief Bundrick for their gracious hospitality and for being all in on hosting this important class!

The Challenges of a Firefighter Marriage (With Anne Gagliano)
Marriage can either be a passionate, intimate love affair that lasts a lifetime or a toxic, contentious experience that ends in utter heartbreak.  The divorce rate is on the rise for all professions, but for the firefighter, the rate is through the roof.  In this class, real life husband and wife team Mike and Anne Gagliano take an honest, hard-hitting look at what is happening to firefighter marriages and why.  They examine what makes this profession different than any other and how those differences impact marriage.  With their 30 plus years of experience, they will share what they have learned that has helped their marriage stand the test of time and defy the odds.

Anne Gagliano is an author, lecturer and spouse of retired Seattle Fire Captain Mike Gagliano for over 35 years. Her Fire Engineering article “What Every Firefighter’s Spouse Should Know” and ongoing contributions to, have inspired couples all over the world to seek a fulfilling, lasting and intimate marriage despite the challenges posed by the fire service.
She and Mike lecture across the country on building and maintaining a strong marriage with principles derived specifically from her three decades- worth of experience as a fire/law enforcement/military wife.  They are co-authors of the bestselling Fire Engineering book “Challenges of the Firefighter Marriage”, that highlights the many joys and challenges of love, fun and passion in a first-responder marriage. 

Mike Gagliano has over thirty years of fire/crash/rescue experience with the Seattle Fire Department and the United States Air Force.  He retired as the Captain of Ladder 5 and remains a proud member of Fire Station 31. Captain Gagliano has written numerous fire service articles, is co-author of the bestselling books Air Management for the Fire Service, Challenges of the Firefighter Marriage and the SCBA chapter of the Handbook for Firefighter 1 & 2 from Pennwell. He is a member of the Fire Engineering/FDIC Advisory Board, a Director for the Firesmoke Coalition (, on the advisory board of the UL-Firefighter Safety and Research Institute and teaches across the country on Air Management, Fireground Tactics, Leadership and Company Officer Development. Mike co-hosts the popular Fire Engineering radio webcast “The Mikey G and Mikey D Show” and partners with his wife Anne ( to teach on strategies for developing and maintaining a strong marriage/family.

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