FacilityDude University is a place to learn and grow as a professional. It's also a place to come for inspiration and motivation – an opportunity to get a fresh start at getting things done and leading your team with a passion. This year the motivation starts on our very first evening together with a story of bravery through adversity.
We are very excited and honored to announce this year's keynote speaker, FDNY Chief and Highest Ranking officer, Richard Picciotto.
About Richard Picciotto
The highest-ranking firefighter to survive the World Trade Center collapse, and the last fireman to escape the devastation, Richard "Pitch" Picciotto was on a stairwell between the sixth and seventh floors of the North Tower when it collapsed on September 11, 2001. An FDNY battalion commander, his is the harrowing true story of an American hero who thought nothing of himself and gave nearly everything for others during one of our nation's darkest hours.
Picciotto is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Last Man Down—a tribute to the 343 firefighters and 2,400 civilians who lost their lives that day and a heartfelt remembrance of a day of infamy and profound humanity.