Matt Bucala worked for the Boston Fire Department for six years. During that time, Matt assisted with several research and development projects that focused on mitigating the effects of occupational cancers and improving the overall health and safety of the members. Matt is deeply interested in improving the efficiency and safety of the fire service. Matt is a second-year Master of Public Health student with a concentration in Epidemiology at the University of Michigan. Matt is currently working on a project with PSE to investigate the economic burden associated with natural gas leaks for emergency service entities like the fire department.