Firedragon Enterprises was started in 1991 as a consulting and educational firm for the heating industry on educational, operational and legal issues. Our major focus has always been on education.
In 1995 Firedragon also became a publishing firm. We developed books on gas and oil heating and HVAC subjects.
We do NOT provide heating, air conditioning or burner services and we no longer provide consulting or "expert witness" services to the legal profession or insurance companies.
Firedragon Academy was also started in 1991 and provides seminars that have been developed by George Lanthier in conjunction with major heating equipment manufacturers. We are an independent educator offering a "higher degree of learning" for heating service professionals and apprentices.
We are a industry 'business to business' school and serve as a training resource for the heating industry. We require that an applicant be affiliated with a fuel supplier (gas, lpg or oil), an HVAC contractor, or a plumbing and heating contractor. We do not accept applications from the general public.
George Lanthier is the owner and Chief Instructor. He is a graduate of Waltham Vo-Tech High School and the Franklin Institute of Boston. He has been a Licensed Massachusetts (MA) Oilburner Technician since 1967 and also holds both MA Master Pipefitter Licenses, and a Master Sheetmetal Worker's License.
He has been a Certified Level 9 Instructor in both gas and oil heating installation and maintenance with the US Air Force Reserve, a Certified MA Instructor in oilburners since 1975 and is also a MA Sheet Metal Instructor.
George is also a graduate of many industry trade schools and programs and is a graduate of RIELLO's Residential Burner School in Legnano, Italy.
Isabella (Issie) Lanthier is Firedragon Academy's Office and Marketing Director having joined the firm in 2008. She is responsible for editing books and magazine articles as well as all of the company's marketing efforts using all forms of media; emails, fax and snail mail.
Bruce Marshall is the Training Director for Eastern Massachusetts. He has over 45 years experience in gas, oil and heating systems. He is a Licensed Oilburner Technician and has been teaching for over 30 years and is well known for teaching on System 2000 and Suntec pumps. He is the retired Training Director for Emerson-Swan where he taught many product oriented and generic programs. Bruce brings a wealth of knowledge to any classroom or lab setting.
He conducts training in Eastern Massachusetts for Firedragon.
Paul Muise is a Adjunct Lab Instructor with over 43 years of experience. He is a Licensed Oilburner Technician and retired from Pioneer Oil in Worcester. Paul's amiable style and knowledge makes him a valuable asset to students in the lab.