Michael Torres is a 23 year veteran of the fire service. Mike is a firefighter paramedic with the Chicago Fire Department (Truck 20 ) Americas Truck . He also serves as a candidate instructor at the Quinn Fire Academy. Mike was a Captain and training officer for the Hometown, Illinois Fire Protection District. Mike's life is dedicated to the preservation of tradition and continued development of the fire service. He serves as an instructor throughout Illinois. Serving for the Elgin Community College, Take The Door Training, Engine House Training, FDIC Hot Instructor, Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) and Prairie State College fire science program. Mike is a member of Illinois Task Force 1, Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team. In his free time, Mike volunteers for local charities and donates instruction time with the south side F.O.O.L.S. A fraternal organization dedicated to the fire service.