Dave McGrail is an Assistant Chief with the Denver Fire Department. Dave is a 33 year veteran and second generation firefighter following in the 3/4 boot footsteps of his father, retired DFD Assistant Chief Pat McGrail who spent 42 years on the job. Dave lives in Denver with his wife and two children and is a family man first and a fireman second. Dave served as the Captain of Engine Company 3 in the notorious Five Points Neighborhood and on Rescue Company 1 which responds citywide to all working fires & entraptments. The experience he gained at some of the DFD’s most prominent companies was invaluable to the leadership position he holds now. Dave devotes much of his personal time to the betterment of the fire service and those passionate individuals within it. Dave authored the very popular book, “Firefighting Operations In High-Rise and Standpipe-Equipped Buildings.” The principles of Dave’s book have been adopted and trained on by countless fire departments. Training is one of Dave’s many strong-suites which he has taken on the road as an international instructor.