Bio:Gary Coney joined IFSI’s staff in 2000 and currently serves as the Program Manager for RIT Under Fire. In his role, Gary oversees the RIT Under Fire Classes and assures that students are taxed to overcome various objectives and are forced to continuously reevaluate their progress. He is qualified in more than 20 skillsets. Gary is also a member of the IL-TF-1 team as a Rescue Squad Officer.
Gary’s fire service career began as a firefighter/medic with the Broadview Fire Department. Later he moved to the Naperville Fire Department at Engine Company 5 before moving to Truck Company 1. Gary has served on the Chicago Fire Department since 1995 and is assigned as a Relief Lieutenant in the 5th District. Previously, he has served at Squad Company 2 and Truck Company 15.
Gary is currently enrolled in Southern Illinois University working toward a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Service Management.