Director of Training
Emergency Responder Safety Institute
Jack Sullivan joined the volunteer fire service in 1972 and eventually served the Paoli, PA, Fire Company as deputy chief. He also served as a volunteer firefighter in Chesterfield County, VA, and as lieutenant and safety officer for Lionville, PA, Fire Company. Although retired from active firefighting, he currently serves as the director of training for the Emergency Responder Safety Institute, developing and delivering online and in-person training programs about the broad subject of roadway incident safety and traffic incident management. Sullivan is a member of the Safety, Health, and Survival Section of the International Assoc. of Fire Chiefs, a member of the Fire Department Safety Officers Association, and a member of the International Association of Fire Service Instructors. He is a principal member of the NFPA Technical Committee for Traffic Incident Management Professional Qualifications that developed NFPA 1091: Standard for Traffic Incident Management Professional Qualifications. Sullivan is a subject-matter expert on roadway incident operations and emergency personnel safety and promotes proactive strategies and tactics for protecting emergency workers from being struck by vehicles while working on roads and highways. He teaches Traffic Incident Management & Responder Safety Workshops for multi-discipline emergency responder groups for the Emergency Responder Safety Institute, and he is a Master Instructor for the FHWA Traffic Incident Management Train-the-Trainer Workshops being presented nationwide. Sullivan has presented classes and workshops at many national, regional, and statewide fire service conferences and has also delivered webinars and online training classes for various fire service, safety, and transportation organizations, associations, committees, and events including, IAFC, Fire Engineering, Firehouse, ISFSI, Lexipol, FHWA, and others.