Kevin Malley

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    Kevin Malley, MA
    Professor & Chairperson

    Email: kmalley@njcu.edu 
    Phone: (201) 200-2254
    Office: Professional Studies Building 440

    Research Interests: Together with FDNY’s Dr. David Prezant and Randy Lawson at NIST, worked on a number of physical research investigations examining the physiological consequences of firefighting, the mechanisms of firefighter burn injuries and the NIST study of the 9/11 World Trade Center Emergency Service Operations. Recently he contributed to the NFFF wellness productions; Turn-out For Life & Keep Fit For The Fight, and he is researching the influence of circuit-type resistance training on nervous system control of the cardiovascular system in firefighters.

     

    Education

    2002 – Present Columbia University, ABD, Applied Physiology Ed.D.
    2002 - Columbia University, M.Ed. Applied Physiology
    1982  - Queens College, MA, Exercise Physiology

    Professional Experience

    1993-Present New Jersey City University, Chairperson, Fire Science Department 
    Electronic distance learning: On-line and web-assisted curriculum courses 
    Independent and collaborative physical research 
    Jersey City Fire Safety Director Program development and administration 
    Extra-departmental Teaching: 
    Biology: Human Anatomy & Physiology, Practical Nutrition and General biology 
    Health Sciences: Nutrition 
    Fitness, Exercise and Sports: Exercise Physiology, Emergency Personnel Fitness
    1996-2001 New York City Fire Department, Director of Human Performance 
    Bureau of Training: Fire Academy health, and work performance training 
    Bureau of Health Services: Physical and statistical research, Fire and EMS, annual medical/physical evaluations and Education Day training 
    Bureau of Safety: Physical and statistical research, international (NFPA) committee representative and technical advisor 
    Bureau of Intergovernmental Affairs: FDNY Cadet Program, minority employment initiatives, and Physical Ability Test Orientation Program 
    Bureau of Emergency Medical Services: EMS Academy health, and fitness training program, and work performance training 
    Bureau of Personnel: EMS candidate physical ability testing
    2003-2005 U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Technology Administration,
    U.S. Department of Commerce, World Trade Center Investigation, research committee member, Team 8

    Professional Affilations

    2005-Present New Jersey State Division of Fire Safety, Training and Education Advisory Council

    1996-2010 New York State Firefighting Code Enforcement Personnel Standards and Education Commission
    Committee member 1996 – 2010
    Special projects:
    Firefighter Wellness/Fitness Educational Module
    NYS Firefighter Academy Education Standards, 2001 Revision
    Candidate Physical Ability Test Certification Standard

    1996-2001 National Fire Protection Association
    Active committee member, FDNY technical representative
    Special Operations Protective Clothing and Equipment Committee
    Structural Fire Fighting Protective Clothing and Equipment Committee
    Projects:
    NFPA 1851: Standard on Selection, Care, and maintenance of Structural Fire
    Fighting Protective Ensembles, 2001 Edition
    NFPA 1983: Standard for Life Safety Rope and System Components, 2001 Ed.
    NFPA: 1975: Standard on Station/Work Uniforms For Fire and Emergency
    Services, 2000 Edition

    1998-2000 U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Technology Administration,
    U.S. Department of Commerce
    Awarded Guest Researcher position, NIST Fire Research Laboratory
    Projects:
    Development of a dynamic compression test apparatus, and testing method for measuring the thermal performance of fire fighters’ protective clothing

    1996-2001 International Association of Fire Fighters
    Committee member, FDNY technical representative
    Projects:
    IAFF/IFC Fire Fighter Candidate Physical Ability Test
    IAFF/IFC Firefighter Wellness/Fitness Initiative
    IAFF/IFC Fire Service Peer Trainer Program

    Publications and Presentations:

    Peer Reviewed Publications:

    NIST NCSTAR 1 Final Report on the Collapse of the World Trade Center Towers. (2005). National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gathesburg, MD.

    Prezant, D.J., Barker R.L., Stull J.O., King S.J., Rotanz R.A., Malley K.S., Bender M., Guerth C., and Kelly K.J. (2001). The impact of protective hoods and their water content on firefighter
    burn injures: Laboratory tests and field results. J. Burn Care & Rehabilitation. 22:165-178.

    Lawson R.J., Malley K.S., & Twilley H.W. (2000). Development of a dynamic compression test apparatus for measuring thermal performance of fire fighters’ protective clothing. National
    Institute of Standards and Technology. NISTIR 6502.

    Prezant D.L., Freeman K., Kelly K.J., Malley K.S., Karwa M.L., McLaughlin M.T., Hirschhorn R, & Brown A. (2000). Impact of a design modification in modern firefighting uniforms on
    burn prevention outcomes in New York City firefighters. J Occup Environ Med. 42:827-834.

    Malley K.S., Goldstein A.M., Aldrich T.K., Kelly K.J., Weiden M., Coplan N., Karwa M.L., & Prezant D.J. (1999). Effects of fire fighting uniform (modern, modified modern, and
    traditional) design changes on exercise duration in New York City firefighters. J Occup Environ Med. 41:1104-1115.

    Prezant D.J., Kelly K.J., Malley K.S., Karwa M.L., McLaughlin M.T., Hirschorn R., & Brown A. (1999). Impact of a modern firefighting protective uniform on the incidence and severity of
    burn injuries in New York City firefighters. J Occup Environ Med. 41:469-479.

    Malley K.S., Dhala A.F., Santhanakrishnan S., Karwa M.L., Aldrich T.K., Kelly K.J., & Prezant D.J. (1999). FDNY Step Test: MVO2 from 3-minute stairmill exercise test. Am J Resp Crit Care Med. 159:A412.

    Goldstein A.M., Malley K.S., Aldrich T.K., Kelly K.J., Weiden M., Coplan N., and Prezant D.J. (1997). Exercise performance of NYC firefighters wearing 3 types of gear: modern, modified
    modern and traditional. Am J Resp Crit Care Med. 155:A164.

    Goldstein A.M., Malley K.S., Aldrich T.K., Kelly K.J., Weiden M., Coplan N., and Prezant, D.J. (1996). Exercise performance of NYC firefighters wearing full fire fighting gear, face
    mask, breathing tank and uniform. Am J Resp Crit Care Med. 153:A685.

    Professional Publications:

    Malley, K.S., Spierer, D.S., (2008). Get Firefighter Fit. Ulysses Press., Berkeley, Ca.

    Turnout For Life: Firefighter Health & Wellness Instructor Guide. (2006). New York State Firefighting Code Enforcement Personnel Standards and Education Commission, Albany, N.Y.

    Turnout For Life: Firefighter Health & Wellness. (2006). National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Emmitsburg, MD.

    Keep Fit For The Fight: Firefighter Life Safety Resource Kit. (2006). National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Emmitsburg, MD.

    NFPA 1951 Standard on Protective Ensemble for USAR Operations, 2001 Edition. (2002). National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA.

    NFPA 1851 Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Structural Fire Fighting Protective Ensembles, 2001 Edition. (2001). National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA.

    NFPA 1983 Standard for Life Safety Rope and System Components, 2001 Edition. (2001). National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA.

    FDNY Fire Academy Health and Fitness Training Manual. (2001). New York City Fir Department, Brooklyn, N.Y.

    New York State Professional Firefighter’s Health & Fitness Training Manual. (2000). N.Y.S Department of State, Office of Fire Prevention and Control. Albany, N.Y.

    Malley K.S. Minimizing the effects of heat stress on firefighter health and performance. (2000). WNYF. 2:1.

    Malley K.S. (1999). Kneepad system analysis: Preliminary report. Commissioner’s Report. New York City Fire Department, Brooklyn, N.Y.

    NFPA 1975 Standard on Station/Work Uniforms For Fire and Emergency Services, 1999 Edition. (1999). National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA. 

    Conference Presentations:

    Physical & physiological conditioning for optimal health & job performance in the fire science. NSCA- TSAC Conference, Norfolk, VA. April, 2013.
    Survival on The Fireground: heart disease. New Jersey State FMBA 113th Annual Convention.Atlantic City, N.J. February, 2008.
    Turnout For Life. New Jersey State FMBA 111th Annual Convention. Atlantic City, N.J. September, 2006.
    Saving Them, Saving Us: It’s as easy as “A, B, C”. New Jersey State FMBA 110th Annual Convention. Atlantic City, N.J. September, 2005.
    “Preparedness for the Next Major Terrorist Incident”. New Jersey State FMBA 109th Annual Convention. Atlantic City, N.J. September, 2004.
    Education, a life insurance policy for the fire service. New Jersey State FMBA 108th Annual Convention. Atlantic City, N.J. September, 2003.
    Physiological consequences of fire and emergency operations with female firefighters. NYS Academy of Fire Science, Female Firefighters Conference. September, 2003.
    Female firefighter performance training and nutrition. NYS Academy of Fire Science, Female Firefighters Conference. September, 2003
    Issues of fashion or performance; firefighter protective clothing, “the short of it”. New Jersey State FMBA 107th Annual Convention. Atlantic City, N.J. February, 2001.
    Female firefighters and improperly fitting protective uniforms; ergonomic cost and effect on health, safety, and performance. NYS Academy of Fire Science, Female Firefighters
    Conference. September, 2002.
    Ergonomic cost, and heat stress Vs thermal protection; the short and long of it. New Jersey State FMBA106th Annual Convention. Atlantic City, N.J. November, 2001.
    Physical & physiologic consequences of firefighter work performance: Fire rescue, suppression, and emergency operations. Deltona Fire Rescue Training Division. Deltona, Fla.,
    August, 2002
    Firefighter energetics and nutrition. Barnard College, Columbia University Biology Department. New York City, N.Y. 2002
    Physiologic basis of firefighter work performance. Club Industry Conference & Exposition for Health& Fitness Facility Management. Washington D.C. July, 2002
    Fire Service performance training. Club Industry Conference & Exposition for Health & Fitness Facility Management. Washington D.C. July, 2002.
    Demonstrated reduction of burn injury with modifications in personal protective equipment. Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation’s 13th Annual Safety Seminar. Livingston, NJ. January, 2002
    Physical and structural considerations relevant to initial firefighter operations at the September 11th World Trade Center attack. New Jersey State FMBA 105th Annual Convention.
    Atlantic City, N.J. November, 2001.
    Personal protective equipment – research makes it better. National Safety Council 89th Annual Congress& Exposition 2001. Atlanta, GA. September, 2001.
    The fire service joint labor/management wellness fitness initiative. Club Industry East 20 Conference. New York City, N.Y. June, 2001.
    Lower extremity burns in firefighters wearing modern thermal protective uniforms. American Burn Association Conference. Boston, MA. April, 2001.
    Heart disease prevention for a high risk population: Firefighters. New Jersey State Firemen’s Mutual Benevolent Association health and safety conference. Atlantic City, N.J. February,
    2001.
    Assessment of heat energy transfer through firefighter protective clothing. Globe Industries, Fire Service Health and Safety Seminar. July, 2000.

    Courses Taught

    (FS435) Problems in Fire Engineering
    (FS142) Intro to Ladder Company Operations
    (FS137) Emergency Personnel Fitness
    (FS141) Intro to Engine Company Operations
    (FS431) Transportation & Industrial Fire Hazards
    (BIO106) P(FS140) Intro to Fire Science
    (BIO104) The Human Body
    (FES422) Exercise Physiology ractical Nutrition