Course: Fireground Situational Awareness

Barnstable County Fire Chiefs Association Presents
Fireground Situational Awareness
Presented by Deputy Chief (ret) Michael Terpak, Jersey City (NJ) Fire Department

Experience has shown us that situational awareness, or the lack of it, can create a consistent series of fireground concerns that can quickly lead to the success or failure of an emergency incident. The dynamic nature of fire suppression operations in our challenging environment requires the intrinsic ability to quickly size-up a situation and use the gathered information in a rapid process that supports outstanding decision making, exceptional management and coordination of engine and truck crews, strict command and control, and precise accountability of the assigned tasks by members of the command staff. Ensuring that all members operating on the fireground know “when to stay” or “when to go” and the importance of both firefighter and command situational awareness are just a few of the critical fireground challenges outlined in this seminar.
Michael Terpak has been in the fire service for 41 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. As a Battalion he served as Chief in-charge of the city’s Training Division. Terpak travels extensively lecturing on fire/rescue topics and is the founder of Promotional Prep, a consulting firm designed to prepare firefighters and fire officers studying for promotional exams. Chief Terpak, also holds a BS degree in Fire Safety Administration from the City University of New Jersey, and is the author of five best-selling books, “Fire Ground Size-Up” , “Assessment Center Strategy and Tactics” ,“Fire Ground Operational Guides” “Assessment Center Management and Supervision” and Fire Officer Oral Assessment Study Guides.
Location: Captains Golf Course Pavilion 1000 Freemans Way, Brewster MA 02631
Dates: Friday May 4, 2018
Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Program Cost: $85.00 ea. includes all program costs, continental breakfast and lunch

Make Checks payable to: Barnstable County Fire Chiefs Association C/O Fire Chief Robert Moran, Brewster Fire Department 1657 Main Street Brewster, MA 02631

Space is limited to 100 attendees! Reserve your spot asap!
For more program information contact: Brewster Fire Chief Robert Moran at 508-896-7018 or at