Jack Murphy

Lives in:
Bergen County NJ
Bergen County Fire Service
Deputy Coordinator (NJ/DFS-Bergen Region) & Fire Marshal (ret.)/Fmr. Deputy Chief
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Public safety (police-fire)
Professional Qualifications:
An Adjunct Professor for fire science programs & high-rise building Fire Safety & Emergency Action Plans at John Jay College of Criminal-Justice, New York City and Kean University (NJ) for fire inspector re-certification programs.
Topics you provide training for:
Building Intelligence (EBISG) for Pre-Incident Planning
High-Rise Buildings
Health-Care & Education Facilities
Taming the Fire Environment thru the Code Development
Emergency Action Plans for All-Hazard Threats
Areas of expertise:
Emergency Preparedness
Fire & Life Safety Practices
Codes & Inspections
Fire Litigation

Currently he serves as the Chairman of the New York City High-Rise Fire Safety Directors Association (FSDA), a member of the NFPA High-Rise Building Safety Advisory & 1620 Pre-Incident Planning Committees.

He was the FSDA Task Force Leader for the development of the Building Information Card & Emergency Action Plans [EAP] for high-rise buildings & a member of the NYC Building Dept. Task Force for the development of the Photo-Luminous Egress Path Marking Systems. He has served as a member of the New York City Model Buildings Program & Fire Code Technical Committees and was the Charter president of the Bergen County (NJ) Fire Chiefs Association & past president of the County Fire Prevention Association as well as a member of the Bergen County Fire Academy Board of Directors. He has published various fire service articles and authored: “RICS – Rapid Incident Command System” field handbooks; FFI & FFII Handbook /Chapter 29, Pre-Incident Planning; and Co-Authored “Bridging the Gap: Fire Safety and Green Buildings.”

Jack is also a Contributing Editor with Fire Engineering, a member of the FDIC Executive Advisory Board and co-host of the FE website “Taming the Fire Environment” with Cleveland Battalion Chief Sean DeCrane.

In 2012 he received, the Fire Engineering “Tom Brennan” Lifetime Achievement Award.

(Information from: http://community.fireengineering.com/profile/JackJMurphy)

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