Deputy Chief (ret.)
Jersey City, NJ, Fire Department
Michael Terpak is a 45-year veteran of the fire service, spending the last 36 years with the Jersey City Fire Department where he recently retired as a deputy chief and citywide tour commander. He was served as the high-rise training coordinator for Jersey City. 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. Terpak is an adjunct professor for the Fire Science Technology program at Sussex County Community College and is the author of six best-selling books.