Tomorrow Night - Aug, 16th @ 1830hrs EDTWebinar - "Building Construction & Sprinkler Systems," featuring Chief Mike Terpak (building construction) and Capt. E.J. Henninger (Sprinkler Systems)Tickets are $20 and net proceeds with benefit our Brothers and Sisters in dire need.This is YOUR chance to learn from two excellent trainers, then take it home and share what you have learned with your colleagues in YOUR department.AND....You can win one of our two grand prizes:1. A complete,…See More
The "fire service..." Those words excite many of us and/or, it scares others away. And that can encompass all manner of frightening thoughts, both in our hearts and minds! Our webinars are similar to the cartoons we watched as kids, where everything stops, except for those in the photos.Sure, it's summer-time, but that doesn't necessarily mean we stop doing what defines as as firefighters, and part of that is "learning." With that said, we invite you to join us on Tuesday, Aug. 16th at 6:30 PM…See More
We are just over 2 weeks away from our webinar with Chief Mike Terpak, who will discuss building types, especially Type II, common "big-box" stores and Capt. E.J. Henninger, who has been a sprinkler and fire prevention engineer for over 20 years! And know, that when you purchase a ticket to our webinars, you are helping us help our Brothers, Sisters and/or families, in dire need! Please check out our flyer below and grab your ticket. At the end of the discussion, we'll hold two drawings for our…See More
Hey YOU! Do you know how a sprinkler system works? No! Not the one watering your grass! We're talking about a COMMERCIAL sprinkler system, like in an office or other commercial structure. Do you know how much water you need to feed from the FDC? Do you even know what an FDC is?!?!?Do you know the difference between Type I, Type II or Type III buildings? Do you have "big-box" stores, like club markets, huge grocery stores, etc., in your district? Have you pre-planned them? Have you practiced IN…See More
Summertime!! Who doesn't? Of course, as firefighters, while there is vacation time, our duties and responsibilities cannot wane. We must make our shifts, respond on calls, etc.Now, it's no secret that we often procrastinate in making decisions, buying tickets, etc.! However, if you want to learn about building construction, especially the "big-box" store types, from one…See More
Do you know the difference in building types. i.e. Type I or Type II? Will the "type" change the way you will fight this fire? Have you pre-planned or visited these buildings?And, how much do you know about sprinkler systems that protect some of the buildings in your community? What's a riser? Ever see the phone TV magic where, the hero uses his cigar lighter to set off a sprinkler and they ALL go off?Look you probably know something about the issues we raised above, but there is always MORE to…See More
Your dream came true. You successfully graduated from the Academy and posted at the station you looked forward too. You like the job and its been three years, but sometimes it feels just like rote. You want more...more to learn, more to do and more to share! YOU like a challenge!Then please join us on August 16th at 6:30 PM EDT, to learn from two experts, on two very important topics - building construction (especially Type II) and how important it is to know your community and allow the…See More
Are you a firefighter, eager to learn more about building construction and how it affects our job? What do you know about sprinkler systems, risers, etc.?Join us on August 16th at 6:30 PM for our webinar noted below.You will building construction from one of best instructors on this topic, Chief Mike Terpak. And Capt. E.J. Henninger, who is a professional sprinkler system engineer, will teach you what you need to know.Tickets are available NOW for $20. Net proceeds will benefit our Brothers and…See More
NOW ON SALE! Tickets for our upcoming webinar, "Building Construction & Sprinkler Systems," with Chief Mike Terpak and Capt. E.J. Henninger on August 16th at 6:30 PM ET Just aim your camera or reader at the QR code below and you'll be whisked directly to our ticket sales page on our host, Eventbrite! Don't use QR Codes? Then just visit…See More
Tickets on sale at 12:01AM ET TONIGHT!!!Look, most of us have some brand of "big-box" store, either in our district or nearby. Are you aware of at least two major fires at these type of stores in the last 18-24 months? Do you know what to do? Visited? Pre-plan?This webinar is an excellent opportunity for you to learn what may not have been covered in your training. Two well-experienced guests, Chief (ret) Mike Terpak from Jersey City (Deputy Chief) & Capt. E.J. Henninger, who designs…See More
Retired, partially disabled former firefighter who has always remained connected to the fire service. President of the nonprofit, 5-Alarm Task Force Corp.org. Our mission: One Family, One Mission, First Responders Helping Each Other.
We provide financial assistance to our Brothers and Sisters and/or their families, in dire need.
I've always loved the fire service. I grew up in the Boston area and visited many stations around the city and in the city. But there were no volunteer departments in the area. Thus, I devoted myself to the Red Cross. When I moved to NC it just so happened that there was a combination department just a half mile down the street, but I didn't know that. I walked in one day when the bay doors were open, just to look at the apparatus. An hour later, I walked out with an application and a polite request that I shave off my beard!
Why I Love Fire/EMS
It's who we are and it's what we do.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
The two major issues today both deal with firefighter health. First, we have the Firefighter Fight Cancer initiative. With all the toxins and carcinogens that we face daily, it is taking far too high a toll on our personnel. The second issue is firefighter fitness. And this initiative must be applied across the board, from the probie to the chief and to every career, volunteer or paid-on-call firefighter. We are losing far too many firefighters, YOUNG firefighters, to preventable health issues. We MUST break this cycle!
The "fire service..." Those words excite many of us and/or, it scares others away. And that can encompass all manner of frightening thoughts, both in our hearts and minds! Our webinars are similar to the cartoons we…
We are just over 2 weeks away from our webinar with Chief Mike Terpak, who willdiscussbuilding types, especially Type II, common "big-box" stores and Capt. E.J. Henninger, who has been a sprinkler and fire prevention engineer for over 20 years!