Dominick A. DeRubbio retired from the New York City Fire Department as a Battalion Chief with over thirty-six years of service. Upon joining the New York City Fire Department in 1979 Dominick started out as a firefighter in Engine 18 and would spend 20 years of his career in Manhattan. In 1988 Lieutenant DeRubbio was detailed to the Bureau of Fire Prevention where he conducted inspections in commercial high-rise buildings throughout the entire city.
In 2004 Dominick participated in the Inaugural Exercise Design class at the National Fire Academy in Maryland and in 2010 he participated in the Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings (IRTB) training at the New Mexico Tech Testing Center. He has also completed Level 2 Hazardous Materials training.
In 2006, Dominick was detailed to the Safety Battalion located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. While there he oversaw and participated in the investigations of firefighter fatalities, injuries and accidents involving fire apparatus. In 2010 Dominick was detailed to Fire Department Headquarters where he was appointed as the Executive Officer to the Chief of Safety. During this time he sat on the Workplace Violence Committee and the City Health and Safety Plan (CHASP) Committee.
Dominick has been published twice in WNYF, both articles focused on bowstring truss safety as it relates to firefighting operations.
Dominick obtained an Associates Degree in Automotive Technology from New York City Technical College in 1974 and also attended the City College of New York.