Brewster Firefighters Attend Fireground Operations Training Seminar

On Friday May 4, 2018 twelve members of the Brewster Fire Department attended a one-day fire suppression operations training seminar titled “Fireground Situational Awareness” at the Captains Golf Course in Brewster. The instructor for this dynamic training program was Jersey City (NJ) Deputy Fire Chief (ret) Michael Terpak who is a nationally recognized speaker and author known for his dynamic presentations involving fireground size-up, strategy and tactics, building construction, and fire attack.

During the program which attracted approximately 80 firefighters from across Cape Cod and the region Deputy Chief Terpak used his 36 years of urban firefighting experience, real life video, modern fire suppression strategy and tactics, and a forthright common sense approach to fire suppression operations to deliver a dynamic program focusing on enhancing the attendees knowledge, skills, and abilities in the areas of fireground decision making, situational size-up, building construction, apparatus use and placement, resource allocation, and occupant life safety.


This is the sixth firefighter training event sponsored by the Barnstable County Fire Chiefs who have made it their mission to bring dynamic, innovative, and high-quality management, leadership, and fire suppression training to Barnstable County firefighters so that they are better prepared to respond to your requests for emergency services.