He was an instructor at the inception of the FDNY's Annual Education Day and has developed programs currently taught to all FDNY members during Annual Education Day. He is the lead instructor for "Engine and Truck Company Hands-on Training (HOT) programs at Firehouse Expo and Firehouse World. He is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine. Captain Dugan has been a featured lecturer around the country and at both the Firehouse Expo and the Firehouse World on topics dealing with truck company operations and today's fire service.
Michael has presented two webcasts on Firehouse TrainingLIVE: Firefighter Safety with Lightweight Building Construction in 2007 and Ventilation: The Problem And Effect On Today's Buildings. He has also participated in Training & Tactics Talk on Radio@Firehouse.