What You Need to Know About High-Rise Firefighting with Mike Terpak


High-rise firefighting is a lot of work and can be dangerous in different ways.

It’s important for you know as much as possible about these buildings’ design, construction and occupancy.

Information is the key to good decision-making.

That means pre-planning, our guest today says.

Mike Terpak was in the fire service for 39 years — the last 35 years with the Jersey City Fire Department, where he retired as a deputy chief.

Mike’s article: High-Rise Buildings: What to Know Before You Go

High-Rise Responsibilities

Mike Terpak Fire Service Training And Consulting

Promotional Prep: Promotional Test Prep for the Fire Service

 

Trivia question
What’s the name of the actor who played both Engineer Schmidt in “Backdraft” and later, Battalion Chief Jerry Reilly in “Rescue Me?”

Answer:
The actor who went all the way from Engineer to Battalion Chief was Jack McGee.

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