Fire Facts Seminars

UPCOMING 2018 Fire Facts Seminar

Registration is NOW OPEN for
Emergency Planning & Preparedness

To Register: 

RESCHEDULED: Friday, February 2nd at Princeton University
Friday, January 5th at Seton Hall University


City Fire Equipment Company is proud to announce Fire Facts Seminar # 25: Firestop - Carbon Monoxide - Impairment - Hot Work at Princeton University and Seton Hall University.  This year's instructors will be Sharron Halpert MIM of Halpert Life Safety Consulting LLC and Gerard 'Jerry' Naylis ARM of Technical Fire Services Inc.. Sharron Halpert MIM will lead the morning session on Firestop and Jerry Naylis ARM will lead the afternoon session on Carbon Monoxide, Impairment and Hot Work.

According to the Halpert Life Safety and Consulting website, Sharron has been involved in multiple aspects of the firestop and passive fire protection business for over 15 years. As a successful woman in a traditionally male-oriented business, she is a pioneer. Sharron's experience includes inspection, quality control, value engineering, code consultation, education, training, documentation, product development, sales, and customer support. Her portfolio of projects ranges from a basic "stick-built" 4-story 100-unit condo, to a 16.8 million sq. ft. $9.6 billion mixed-use complex.

Jerry has been in the fire service for over 40 years.  He has been a fire fighter and fire chief with the Bergenfield Fire Department.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Science and a Master's degree in Administrative Science.  He worked for 15 years with Factory Mutual in loss prevention engineering.  He has also been a member of the New Jersey Fire Safety Commission since 1993.  Jerry is a life member and former president of the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI).  He is a member of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.  He is also a member of the National Fire Protection Association and he is on and has chaired the NFPA 1033 committee on Fire Investigator Professional Qualifications.  

Please find the link to the invitation and registration above. Please share with those who you think would benefit from this seminar. 

All New Jersey Fire Officials, Fire Sub Code Officials, Fire Inspectors and Fire Officers are invited to attend this FREE seminar sponsored by City Fire Equipment Company, Seton Hall University, and The South Orange Fire Department. Attendees will be eligible for 0.5 Technical CEU's from the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety.

Registration is only open to Fire Officials, Fire Subcode Officials, Fire Inspectors & Fire Officers until December 15th.  After December 15th registration is open to all, subject to available space.

For additional information, feel free to contact Melissa via email at or via phone at 973-560-1600 ex. 234.

Thank you for your attention and response, and we look forward to seeing you at our seminar.


Listed below are past seminar topics and speakers:

January 5 and February 2, 2018 Firestop - Carbon Monoxide - Impairment - Hot Work (Sharron Halpert MIM, Halpert Life Safety Consulting LLC and Gerard 'Jerry' Naylis ARM, Technical Fire Services Inc.)

January 4 & 5, 2017 Emergency Planning and Preparedness (Gerard 'Jerry' Naylis ARM, Technical Fire Services, Inc. of Bergenfield, NJ)

January 7 & 8, 2016 Fire Subcode Update: 2015 NJ Uniform Construction Code (John Drucker, the Fire Protection Subcode Official of Red Bank, NJ)

January 8 & 9, 2015 NFPA 25 Water-Based Fire Protection System: Inspection, Testing & Maintenance (Russell Leavitt, Telgian Corporation)

January 9 & 10, 2014 Firefighter Safety & the Codes: A Necessary Partnership (Bob Davidson, Davidson Code Concepts & Sean DeCrane, Battalion Chief of Cleveland Fire Department)

January 10 & 11, 2013 Fire Alarm Systems:  Inspection, Testing & Maintenance (Michael Baker, Mircom Group)

January 5 & 6, 2012 Solar Panel Fire Protection & Means of Egress Concepts

January 6 & 7, 2011 UCC Fire Subcode Update 2011

January 15, 2010 NFPA 25: Water-Based Fire Protection Equipment Inspection, Maintenance (Russ Leavitt, Telgian Corporation)

October 16, 2009 Emergency Generators, Residential Sprinklers, Backflow Preventers (John Drucker, Red Bank,Dave Phelan, North Bergen Uniform Fire Code Retrofit Code Update, Stanley Sickles, NJ Fire Prevention Protection Association.)

January 8, 2009 Update to the International Fire Code: NJ Edition (Robert Davidson, Davidson Code Concepts)

July 30, 2008 Fire Alarm Systems: Inspection, Testing & Maintenance (Art Black, NFPA)

January 7, 2008 Fire Detection & Fire Alarms (Tom LaCorte, Chubb Insurance Group)

May 11, 2007 NJ Uniform Fire Code Changes (Robert Davidson, South Brunswick Fire Official)

January 5, 2007 Responding to Routine Emergencies (Frank Montagna, NYFD)

May 18, 2006 Special Hazard Fire Protection Systems (Laura Szumba, Fay Vincent & James Goerl)

October 10, 2005 Fire Ground Operations: Hi-Rise Ops & Private Dwellings (Anthony Avillo, N. Hudson Regional Fire)

June 10, 2005 Fire Fighting Strategies: Collapse & Collapse Rescue (Vincent Dunn, NYFD)

January 7, 2005 NFPA 72 Fire Alarm Systems: Inspection, Testing & Maintenance (Ed Armm, AFAA)

January 6, 2004 NFPA 25 Fire Sprinkler: Inspection, Testing & Maintenance (Russ Leavitt, AFSA)

Gerard ‘Jerry’ Naylis ARM

        Technical Fire Services, Inc