Daniel J. McGuire

  • President, Senior Consultant, CISM Perspectives, Inc.
  • Fellow, Board of Professional Advisors, American Academy of Experts
    in Traumatic Stress
  • EMS, Police and Firefighter Traumatic Stress Educator and Consultant

Past Chief Daniel J. McGuire has been in the emergency services for more than 25 years and comes with an extensive background in comprehensive training and consultation programs that specialize in Line of Duty Death programs for the emergency services (Fire, EMS, Air Medical Services, and Law Enforcement). Early in his career with Eastman Kodak, Mr. McGuire was the co-founder of one of the first Traumatic Stress Response Teams at a Fortune 500 company and has presented this at national and regional level conferences. Mr. McGuire is a Fellow, a Regional Training Coordinator and a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress (www.aaets.org), and a long time member of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (www.icisf.org).

Mr. McGuire is a past chief of 4 years; an instructor of Line of Duty Death Pre-planning, Acute Traumatic Stress Management, CISM and Emergency Responder Wellness at the New York State Academy of Fire Sciences, Montour Falls, NY, and the Monroe County Public Safety Training Academy in Rochester, NY, New York State Association of Fire Chiefs, a consultant to the Fire and Emergency Training Network, Dallas TX, board certified in Critical Incident Stress Management, Acute Traumatic Stress Management, University Crisis Response and is the President and Senior Consultant of CISM Perspectives, Inc. a nationally known and respected training and consulting practice in Rochester, NY.

Mr. McGuire has presented this authoritative line of duty death and emergency responder wellness programs at regional, national and international conferences to a wide variety of Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Public Safety and Business/Corporate audiences.

Workshops, Presentations and Seminar Topics

  • University Crisis Response
  • Comprehensive Acute Traumatic Stress Management
  • Emergency Responder Wellness
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness for Emergency Responders
  • Tradition, Honor, Respect - Emergency Responder line of duty death responses
  • Basic CISM
  • Advanced CISM


"Preparing for the unimaginable is not a process that can be left to intuition. There must be guidance, established not only upon expertise but also upon collected experience. Dan McGuire brought to our LODD project wide expertise, current awareness of the effectiveness of LODD protocols for other agencies, and his own very deeply held personal experience of line of duty deaths. The combination gave us confidence that, at the end of our exploration and speculation of the 'what ifs' of a Line of Duty Death in the Brighton Fire Department, the guidelines we established will provide an effective path through the maze of emotions and details that such a horrible event brings. With our guidelines in place, we are now positioned to organize all the necessary resources of support to a hurt colleague, a bereaved family, and the emotional needs of responders to a major critical incident."

Kenneth Williams, D. Min.
Chaplain, President
Brighton Fire Department

"I found the training to be very user friendly and especially appropriate for folks without mental health training backgrounds. The presenter was very thorough, kept our interest and is very knowledgeable about his subject matter."

Pamela Graesser M.Ed. LCMHC
Director of Counseling Services
Rivier College

"I found the entire program helpful. The point that stood out the most to me was being honest to me first when having to assist someone if I too am experiencing a recent loss and how not dealing with pass traumatic experiences can affect one later in life. Honestly, I can not think of any one point discussed not as important, the entire workshop was beneficial to my toolbox."

Sharron Rowlett, M.Ed.
Director of Multicultural Affairs &
Adjunct Professor in Behavioral Sciences
Rivier College

"After 27 years as an Homicide Investigator, I thought I had it all figured out. After Dan's Acute Traumatic Stress program for Law Enforcement it was clear to me that we need to address these issues with all police officers, be able to take better care of ourselves and be able to admit we are not invincible."

Sgt. Merklinger, Rochester Police Department, Rochester, NY

Following is a list of organizations with whom Dan McGuire has interviewed, consulted or trained:

New York State Association of Fire Chiefs
East Schodack, NY

New York Association of Fire Chaplains
Spencerport, NY

Seneca County, New York
Division of Emergency Services
Waterloo, NY

Cornell University
Emergency Medical Services
Cornell, NY

St. John Fisher College
Dept. of Safety & Security
Rochester, New York

Nazareth College Campus Safety
Rochester, New York

Monroe County Probation
Rochester, New York

Rivier College
Nashua, NH

Association of Air Medical Services
Alexandria, VA

Mercy Flight Central, Inc.
Canandaigua, NY

Massachusetts Corps of Fire Chaplains
Longmeadow, MA

New York State Academy of Fire Sciences
Montour Falls, NY

Livingston County Emergency Services Management
Geneseo, NY

Alfred University
Alfred, New York

Western Fire Chiefs Association
Salem, OR

Michigan Fire Chiefs Association
Lansing, MI

Emergency Services Insurance Programs
Cortland, NY

Fire and Emergency Training Network
Carrollton, TX

Canandaigua Emergency Squad
Canandaigua, NY

Emergency Services Consulting
Wilsonville, OR

Allegany County
Office of Emergency Services
Belmont, NY

Rochester Police Department
Rochester, NY

Gates Fire Department
Gates, NY

Brighton Fire Department
Brighton, NY

10NBC News
Rochester, NY

WOKR Channel 13
Rochester, NY

Rochester, NY

Rochester, NY

Democrat & Chronicle Newspapers
Rochester, NY

Daniel J. McGuire
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