Fire Engineering Training Community

Where firefighters come to talk training

Bill Hopson
  • Male
  • Beachwood
  • United States
Share on Facebook MySpace
  • Blog Posts
  • Discussions
  • Groups (3)
  • Photos (6)
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos

Bill Hopson's Friends

  • Christie Groover
  • Kevin Donahue
  • Brett Graves
  • Doug Yates
  • Dave Gallagher
  • Billy lewis
  • Rusty Ricker
  • Ben Marler
  • Adam Bean
  • Eric Hankins
  • Aaron Heller
  • Sven Schievink
  • Mike Daley
  • Mike Stallings

Bill Hopson's Groups


Bill Hopson's Page

Profile Information

Lives in:
New Jersey
Ocean County Fire Marshal's Office
Deputy Fire Marshal
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Public safety (police-fire)
Top issues in your department:
Basic, core skills competency
Professional Qualifications:
State of New Jersey, Leve II Instructor; Live Burn Instructor and SCBA / Smokehouse Instructor. Certified Flashover Simulator Instructor. Certified Rapid Intervention and Firefighter Survival instructor. Certified Hazardous Materials Incident Commander and Technician. Certified NFPA 1001 and 1002 instructor. Author/Creater of NJ Everyone Goes Home program, for National Fallen Firefightes Foundation. Instructor for FDIC, FDIC East, West and Firehouse. Contributor to Fire Engineering and FDTN. Certified State of New Jersey Fire Official and Arson Investigator. Creator of Live Burn Instructor Development Program for FDIC. Certified NFA Incident Safety Officer
Topics you provide training for:
Instructor Development (Classroom), Instructor Development (Drill Ground). Flashover Simulator; Engine Company Operations; Rapid Intervention Skills; Firefighter Survival Skills; Extrication; Large Area Search; Leadership and Officer Development; Live Burn Instructor Development
Areas of expertise:
Instructor Development (Drill Ground); Instructor Development (Classroom) Engine Company Operations; Flashover Simulator Instructor Development; Firefighter Survival; Rapid Intervention skills and team training; Extrication techniques
Bill Hopson is a 34 year veteran of the New Jersey Fire Service. He is a State of New Jersey, certified Level II Fire Instructor and a certified Live Burn and SCBA / Smokehouse Instructor. Since 1986, he has served as as Deputy Fire Marshal for Ocean County, New Jersey. He is the author / creator of the New Jersey Everyone Goes Home Program for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. He is a member of several professional organizations including the New Jersey Fire Safety Commission's Training and Education Committee and the New Jersey Chapter of the International Association of Fire Service Instructors. He is a third generation Firefighter who lectures and instructs across the Country, on a variety of topics. He has written several articles for Fire Engineering and Fire Department Training Network.
Web site:

Bill Hopson's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (5 comments)

You need to be a member of Fire Engineering Training Community to add comments!

Join Fire Engineering Training Community

At 11:24pm on December 7, 2008, julio reyes said…
Hi we are a volunteer group in the coast of Veracruz, Mexico, we do not have economic resources that we have accomplished is to choose based effort to join efforts to buy old standard vehicles and turn them into ambulances, cap and put them inside and sirens, we want have the opportunity because we know that in the USA donate emergency vehicles like ambulances ask all the information possible thanks
At 11:22am on August 18, 2008, Art Bloomer said…
Don't know if you are going to Wildwood, I'm only going down for Thursday night into Friday. Propably see you at Kellys.
At 3:32pm on August 12, 2008, Eric Hankins said…
How is my Brother? I hope all is well with you and your friends on Da Shore. I will see you in October,

At 10:44pm on June 25, 2008, Ben Marler said…
Hey, Bill. How's things up on the Joisey Shore. hope all is well. PS Did you ever meet Dean Wermer?
At 6:58am on May 22, 2008, Steve Gooley said…
Welcome to the site. Take a look at the New Jersey group located at Feel free to join and make it your own.

Policy Page


The login above DOES NOT provide access to Fire Engineering magazine archives. Please go here for our archives.


Our contributors' posts are not vetted by the Fire Engineering technical board, and reflect the views and opinions of the individual authors. Anyone is welcome to participate.

For vetted content, please go to

We are excited to have you participate in our discussions and interactive forums. Before you begin posting, please take a moment to read our community policy page.  

Be Alert for Spam
We actively monitor the community for spam, however some does slip through. Please use common sense and caution when clicking links. If you suspect you've been hit by spam, e-mail

FE Podcasts

Check out the most recent episode and schedule of

© 2024   Created by fireeng.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service