Episode 7 - Kelly Byrne | CMC Instructor Series



Join us weekly to get to know our CMC instructors. This week we are joined by Kelly Byrne. Kelly Started his fire service career as a Highschool cadet volunteer in 1992. After Highschool Kelly served in the United States Army as an Airborne Infantryman with the 82nd Airborne. Upon completion of his service in 1999 Kelly moved back into the Fire Services where he found himself working for the Washington DC Fire Department where he currently serves. Kelly has been an instructor with CMC since 2013.

Overheard this episode:

“I anchored to the foot of Freedom.  There is no more bombproof anchor than that.”

“I wanted to be a guitarist in a rock n roll band and have big, long hair, dreams of that!”

“Gravity is the same for everybody and the techniques aren’t too terribly different.”

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