Captain Nick Kalt, USMC(Ret)/Long Beach, FD is a Captain with the Long Beach, CA Fire Department. Prior to entering the professional fire service, Nick was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. He was seriously wounded in the Battle of Fallujah in November 2004 while serving with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion and subsequently medically retired from the USMC. Nick is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and was a collegiate All-American for the Midshipmen rugby team. Nick also serves as the Chief Mentor for The Paddy Brown Program.