For over 30 years, City Fire has sponsored a free, two day “Fire Facts” seminar for local fire officials. Each seminar is based on a relevant topic, instructed by a recognized expert.  CEUs will also be made available for those that attend the whole day.

We have been fortunate enough to have some of the most knowledgeable speakers from around the country share their unique experiences and knowledge.    If you are interested in attending a future Fire Facts Seminar, please contact

2024 Fire Facts is in the Books

Over 340 Fire Officials, Inspectors, and Fire Professionals attended this year’s programs at Seton Hall University and the Monmouth County Fire Academy.   We look forward to what we can offer next, so please check back often to see when and where the next Fire Facts Seminar will be.

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Past Seminars

Listed below are past seminar topics and speakers:

January 11th & 12th, 2024 Everything Battery: Lithium-Ion Battery Power Storage (Robert Davidson, Chief Michael O’Brien, Sean DeCrane)

January 12th & 13th, 2023 NFPA 17a: Wet Chemical Kitchen Fire Systems & NFPA 96: Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hoods (Dave Phelan)

September 29th, 2022 NFPA 10 Fire Extinguishers (Dave Phelan)

June 9th & 10th, 2022 NFPA 72 Fire Alarm Systems: Inspection, Testing & Maintenance (Tom Parrish,SET,CFPS,PSP, Telgian Corporation)

January 9 & 10, 2020 NFPA25 Water-Base Fire Protection System: Inspection, Testing & Maintenance (Russ Leavitt, Telgian Corporation)

January 3 & 4, 2019 NJ Uniform Fire Code Update- Inspection, Testing and Maintenance & Introductory to In-Building Emergency Responder Radio Coverage Enhancement Systems(John Drucker, the Fire Protection Subcode Official of Red Bank, NJ and Fire Protection Subcode Official, Borough of Oceanport, NJ & Jesse Baker Business Development Manager, Honeywell)

January 5 & 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)