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Sat, Jul 15


Mobile, AL

Mobile Bay Firefighter Seminar

The Mobile Bay Firefighter Seminar will feature a full day lecture by Deputy Chief (ret) Michael Terpak from Jersey City, NJ. Chief Terpak will present Fireground Size-Up for the Engine, Truck and Chief Alabama firefighters use discount code AL for discount

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Mobile Bay Firefighter Seminar
Mobile Bay Firefighter Seminar

Time & Location

Jul 15, 2023, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Mobile, AL, 701 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA


About the event

Attendees will receive a certification of attendance issued by the Alabama Fire College.

Michael Terpak has been in the fire service for 45 years spending the last 36 years with

the Jersey City Fire Department where he recently retired as a Deputy Chief and City-

Wide Tour Commander. Throughout his career he has worked in the city’s Lafayette and

Greenville areas with Engines 10 & 17, Ladder 12, Rescue 1, Chief of the city’s 2 nd .

Battalion and the former Chief in-charge of the city’s Training Division. In addition to

the above, he was also the High-Rise Training Coordinator for Jersey City. Terpak travels

extensively around the country lecturing on fire/rescue topics and is the founder of

Promotional Prep, a New Jersey based consulting firm designed to prepare firefighters

and fire officers studying for promotional exams.

Fireground Size-Up for the Engine, Truck, and Chief.

This seminar is a MUST for every current or future fire officer! Fire Ground Size-Up, or the lack of it, is a

consistent series of factors that leads to the success or failure of an emergency incident. Based on the new text, Fire Ground Size-Up – 2 nd . Edition, this program is a full-day seminar designed to enhance your anticipative skills.

Course Competencies: In a manner deemed appropriate by the instructor, students will

be able to:

* Recognize the Pre-incident Information Need. (PIN)

* Utilize alarm transmission information and on-scene reports to recognize as well as

identify the challenges.

* Understand and identify building construction, occupancy, and height cues and their

influence on your decision making.

* Assess structural involvement.

* Further recognize how the location of the fire influences tactics.

* Assess the Occupant life hazard and your decision to search, rescue and remove.

* Identify the responsibilities of the Engine and Ladder Company and identify how to

overcome scene challenges.

* Utilize a simple approach to scene management and accountability.

* Utilize IMS with “the radio” to enhance scene management and accountability.

* Recognize how time plays a critical role in your decision making.

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