Deputy Chief Mark Amatrudo has been active in the fire service since 1971. For 29 years, he was a Senior Instructor at the Connecticut Fire Academy. He has been a career chief officer since 2005. He is president of Shoreline Associates, Inc. and coaches candidates in the interview process.William Peltz is an award-winning, master teacher with over 40 years experience. He is an expert in curriculum design, study skills, and the brain science of learning. He owns Soar For Success, LLC and coaches students in high-stakes test preparation. He teaches the firefighter exam prep course at Norwalk Community College (CT). Mark and Bill own Larus Institute Public Safety Candidate Prep, LLP and teach… a two-day course that prepares students for the written examination and interview.