The HazMat Guys




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About Us

In 2015, our journey began with a podcast aimed at connecting responders in our field through engaging content. Since then, we’ve evolved from offering basic insights to becoming a comprehensive hub for audio, video, online learning, in-person training, and beyond. As our team expands, we remain dedicated to collaborating with the finest experts in the field. We all know the pain of enduring a monotonous class; our mission is to inject excitement and excellence by making Haz Mat Great Again, one dynamic class at a time. 

Bobby Salvesen

Co-Host, Co-Founder, & CEO
Bobby Salvesen, serving as a firefighter since 1994, quickly climbed the ranks to become Chief in 2014 at the East Meadow Volunteer Fire Department. With a relentless pursuit of knowledge, he studied Chemistry at the New York Institute of Technology and is furthering his education at SUNY Old Westbury.

His career path took him from EMS to FDNY’s Fire Department in 2000, and following 9/11, to a specialist role in Squad 288 within FDNY’s Special Operations Command, focusing on Special Rescue and HazMat. In 2013, he joined Hazardous Materials Company 1, continuously expanding his expertise.

Bobby also passionately teaches at both the New York State and Nassau County Fire Service Academies, covering HazMat and Confined Space Rescue. Alongside his professional achievements, he is a dedicated husband and father of two.

Mike Monaco

Co-Host, Co-Founder, & COO
Since 1998, Michael Monaco has progressed from firefighting and specialized rescue to a key role in FDNY’s Hazmat Company One in 2005, showcasing his knack for simplifying hazmat concepts. By 2008, he began teaching, shaping Hazmat education across various platforms. With a degree in Neurological Physiology from SUNY Stonybrook, Monaco’s knowledge spans beyond firefighting. Engaged and a dad to three, his two decades focus on safety and education in hazardous materials.

Brian Keyeck

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Brian Keyeck’s fire and emergency service career began in 2001 with the U.S. Air Force, gaining expertise in CBRN response and emergency services over 18 years. His journey includes deployments, roles in crash fire rescue overseas, and significant contributions to Gwinnett County Fire & EMS in Georgia.

Brian transitioned to the private sector in 2017, recently joining The Haz Mat Guys Family in 2023 as Chief Sales & Marketing Officer. Alongside his professional achievements, Brian enjoys life with his wife Toni and their two daughters, deep-sea fishing, and a unique taste in shorts. He holds a Bachelor’s in Homeland Security from AMU. 

Kamila Buscavage

Marketing Manager

Fresh after receiving her BA in Communications from Virginia Tech, Kamila jumped head first into the world of hazmat. As a long-time listener of The Haz Mat Guys with a love of the industry, she uses her graphic design and marketing expertise to translate the technical aspects of hazmat into clear, concise, and visually compelling content.