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instructor   Joseph V. Palumbo, Sr.
Joseph V. Palumbo, Sr.

Affiliation: Fire Chief, Pennsauken Fire Department
Years In The Fire Service: 21
Instruction Area: Fire
Quote: “The only place success comes before work is the dictionary.” Vince Lombardi


instructor   Glenn N. Werner
Glenn N. Werner

Affiliation (Fire Department / Career volunteer): Voorhees Fire District; Gibbsboro Fire; West Berlin Fire; Township of Hamilton Fire Prevention Bureau
Years In The Fire Service: 27 yrs.
Instruction Area: Fire Fighter / EMS (both) Special Firefighter 1; Firefighter 2; Ropes & Rigging; Rope Rescue; Vehicle Extrication; Truck Company Operations; Fire Brigade Training; Fire Prevention
Quote: “Practice as you would do…. So you will do as you Practiced”


instructor   Edward W. Glaze, Jr.
Edward W. Glaze, Jr.

Affiliation: Collingswood Fire Department- Career
Years In The Fire Service: 28 years- Career and Volunteer
Instruction area: Fire Fighter and Industrial Fire Fighting
Quote: "Let no mans ghost ever come back and say his training failed him."


instructor   James Poland
James Poland

Affiliation: (Voorhees Fire / Career)
Years In The Fire Service: 17
Instruction Area: Fire Fighter
Quote: “Under pressure you don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training” – Navy SEALs


instructor   James Johnson
James Johnson

Affiliation: Mount Laurel Fire Department - Career Firefighter - currently assigned to Rescue Co.
Years In The Fire Service: 19+ (7 volunteer, 12+ career)
Instruction Area: Fire Fighter
Quote: "Everything we do in this business is a perishable skill! Failure to constantly train and learn does yourself, your fellow firefighters and ultimately, the public a massive disservice."


instructor   Patrick J. Sharkey
Patrick J. Sharkey

Affiliation: Fire Department / Mount Laurel Fire District # 1/Grenloch Volunteer Fire Department
Years In The Fire Service: 30 years this September 22 with Mount Laurel 15 year with Grenloch
Instruction Area: Fire Fighter / New Jersey Level 2 Fire Instructor, I-200, and CEVO Fire 3
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instructor   Tom Wiltsey
Tom Wiltsey

Affiliation: Retired Battalion Chief/Career, Gloucester City Fire Department
Years In The Fire Service: 30
Instruction Area: Fire Fighter 1 - 2
Quote: When you make a mistake, there is only three things you should do about It:

1. Admit It
2. Learn From It
3. Don't Repeat It


instructor   William (Bill) Weiserth, Jr.
William (Bill) Weiserth, Jr.

Affiliation: Chews Landing Fire Department / Volunteer
Years In The Fire Service: 43
Instruction Area: Fire Fighter I / Special (Industrial)
Quote: “Education is not a given thing. Take every opportunity to learn new techniques and procedure’s, so as to be better prepared for events that you will encounter in the future!”


instructor   John Schoener
John Schoener

Affiliation: Winslow Township Fire Department / Volunteer
Years In The Fire Service: 17
Instruction Area: Fire
Quote: Lead, follow or get out of the way. (Various)


instructor   John F. Greer
John F. Greer

Affiliation: Pine Hill Fire Department combination Department
Years In The Fire Service: 39
Instruction Area: Fire Fighter - 28 years
Quote: A rolling stone gathers no moss


instructor   Dave Cilone
Dave Cilona

Affiliation: Chief Waterford Township Fire Department
Years In The Fire Service: 30
Instruction Area: Vehicle Extrication
Quote: Know your job, Know your equipment, Take pride in your skills and continue your training because you can never learn enough.


instructor   Jeffrey Gant
Jeffrey Gant

Affiliation: Chews Landing Fire Dept - Volunteer
Years In The Fire Service: 16
Instruction Area: Fire Service Instructor
Quote: "There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things.The first group is less crowed." Mark Twain
Quote: "The uniform is suppose to say something about you. You get it for nothing, but it comes with a history, so do the right thing when you are in it." John Salka, Battalion Chief, FDNY


instructor   Frank Lafferty Jr.
Frank Lafferty Jr.

Affiliation: (Fire Department / Career volunteer) - Career: Haddon Heights Fire Department, Volunteer: Barrington Fire Department
Years In The Fire Service: 30
Instruction Area: : Fire Fighter / EMS (both), Special Fire Officer Development
Quote: “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” ― Ronald Reagan


instructor   David A. Dilks
David A. Dilks

Affiliation: (Recently Retired) Captain Rescue 1 Camden City Fire Dept. (Career) / Bellmawr Fire Dept volunteer
Years In The Fire Service: 33
Instruction Area: FF1, FF2, Truck Company Ops, Vehicle 1,2,3, Over Ride/ Under Ride, Rope Rescue 1, 2, Confine space Awareness, Operations, Technician, Trench Rescue Awareness, Industrial Fire Brigade Training for PSE&G, Valero, Exxon, Emergency Shoring
Quote: "Training is the key to a better firefighter. The firefighter is only as good as the weakest link on their team. Always be prepared."


instructor   James J Gordon Sr.
James J. Gordon Sr.

Affiliation: (Fire Department / Career volunteer), Pine Hill Fire District # (1) 14 Volunteer and 14 Career
Years In The Fire Service: 28
Instruction Area: Fire Fighter / EMS (both) Special FF I, FF II and engine operation
Quote: "The more we sweet in training today, The less we bleed in battle tomorrow."


instructor   James K Gurenlian
James K. Gurenlian

Affiliation: Current: Fire Marshal, NJ Department of Human Services, Assistant Director, NJDHS Office of Emergency Management Vol Firefighter – Ancora Fire Dept.

Previous: Fire Chief (career) Ancora Fire Dept. Sta 26-1, Fire Chief (volunteer) Sicklerville Fire Co. Sta 25-7
Years In The Fire Service: 34+
Instruction Area: Fire Fighter
Quote: "Train as you work and work as you train."


instructor   Joe Komito
Joe Komito

Affiliation: Howard County Fire & Rescue (career)
Years In The Fire Service: 8
Instruction Area: Fire Fighter
Quote: "Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect. – Vince Lombardi"


instructor   Eric DeFiore
Eric DeFiore

Affiliation: Washington Twp FD 15 yrs of service Vol.
Years In The Fire Service: 14 years EMT, 7 years Career Gloucest Co EMS
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