Officer Development Program 2020 (ODP)

Chief Terpak & Chief Isakson

January 13-17, 2020

Hilton on Pensacola Beach, FL


Investment $475

Rooms will start at $85 a night. There are also some three room condo suites available for organizations seeking to send a group.

Room Code for the Hilton is COF

Chief Terpak and Chief Isakson will teach the Annual CFT ODP at the Hilton on Pensacola Beach. Chief Terpak will teach Monday, Wednesday, & Friday. Chief Isakson will fill in Tuesday and Thursday with “Tactics Put Out Fires” covering rural, suburban, & county fire tactics. This program will take someone of any rank to a new level in the understanding of Fireground Size Up and Assigning/Deploying the proper tactics based on staffing & available resources. Time Delayed Tactics will be covered based on the large number of FDs that have limited staffing & resources. This program will also assist those that seek future promotion to any rank.

Chief Mike Terpak

Michael Terpak has been in the fire service for 41 years spending the last 36 years with the Jersey City Fire Department where he recently retired as a Deputy Chief and City-Wide Tour Commander. Throughout his career he has worked in the city’s Lafayette and Greenville areas with Engines 10 & 17, Ladder 12, Rescue 1, Chief of the city’s 2nd. Battalion and the former Chief in-charge of the city’s Training Division. In addition to the above, he was also 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.
Chief Terpak, who also holds a BS degree in Fire Safety Administration from the City University of New Jersey, is an adjunct professor for the Fire Science Technology program at Sussex County Community College, and is the author of five best-selling books, “Fire Ground Size-Up”, “Assessment Center Strategy and Tactics” ,“Fire Ground Operational Guides” “Assessment Center Management and Supervision” and Fire Officer Oral Assessment Study Guides.”
The NEW 2nd. Edition of “Fire Ground Size-Up” will be available NOW!

Chief Curt Isakson

Curt Isakson Bio in link below

This is a 40 hour Officer Development Class and not a seminar/conference. This is not your stay out late and sleep in. We request that attendees wear a collared shirt and arrive on time to class. All attendees will be required to attend 100% to receive credit and get the CFT ODP certificate. Class is Monday through Friday 8am-5pm. Certificates will be issued at the end of the day on Friday.

Florida firefighters will receive 40 hours CEU credit from The Florida State Fire College.

FREE shuttles will run on Sunday before the conference and Saturday following the conference. If you drive, parking is FREE. All attendees will receive a wristband  for 20% off most of the restaurants on Pensacola Beach.