In conjunction with friend and mentor FDNY Chief Vincent Dunn’s book, “Collapse of Burning Buildings“, this 3-hour program reviews the different classes of construction and the inherent occupancies where collapse is most probable. In this seminar we will discuss the different types of construction with
the fire spread and collapse concerns for each. Through a number of case studies and video footage, we provide each student with an “anticipation guide” to protect their members.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Chief Terpak has been in the fire service for over 40 years spending the last 36 years with the Jersey City Fire Department in New Jersey. Before his recent retirement, he served as a Deputy Chief and City-Wide Tour Commander. Chief 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. He 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.”