Jim McNamara is a 25-year veteran of the FDNY and serves as the senior firefighter in Ladder Co. 26 in Harlem. He is a former member of Engine Co. 37 and a long-standing member of the Division 3 Safety Committee and a battalion delegate for the Uniformed Firefighters Association. Jim serves on the strategic committee for the FDNY’s Mental Performance Initiative and has been instrumental in developing the operational research component in partnership with Columbia University. He attended Thomas College in Waterville, Maine where he played basketball. Jim serves as a human performance advisor for Leadership Under Fire.