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Lives in:
New Milford NJ 07646
Battalion Chief
Years of public service:
20 years
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Staffing levels and buget constraints
Professional Qualifications:
NJ Level 2 instructor,
Topics you provide training for:
truck company search, flashover
Joe Berchtold, 20-year veteran of the fire service, the fourth tour Battalion Chief for the Teaneck NJ Fire Department ’. He also spent six years assigned to Truck 1. He holds New Jersey State Certifications as a Level II Instructor, Arson Investigator, Fire Official and EMT. Berchtold also teaches at the Bergen County Fire Academy NJ and has worked for Cairns Advanced Technologies in the Thermal Imaging Division. He received a Bachelor Degree of Science in Business Management as well as a HOT Instructor and Lecturer at FDIC Indy, FDIC East and West.

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At 7:10pm on May 23, 2008, Steve Gooley said…
Welcome to the New Jersey Group. Make sure you invite your fellow New Jersey Brothers. This is your group so feel free to pass on some knowledge, start or join any discussion, or if you’re looking for a place to vent, vent away. Delete Comment
At 1:03pm 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.
At 12:44pm on March 20, 2008, Leigh T. Hollins said…
Please consider joining the new group "Advanced Vehicle Extrication" and offer your initial comments or photos.
Leigh T. Hollins
At 3:36pm on March 18, 2008, Kevin Hayes said…
Hey Joe - See ya in Indy
At 6:29pm on March 17, 2008, Chris Pepler said…
i met you through one of Frank Ricci's functions. He has said that you have strong expertise in flashover. I just started a group on flashover stories. After getting caught in one back in 2001 I have developed a great respect for fire and promised that I would do everything possible to teach our current and future firefighters how to stay safe. Any words of wisdom for this group would be greatly appreciated.
At 3:16pm on March 13, 2008, Paulie Capo said…
Hey Capt,

Look forward to seeing you and the guys in Indy. Take care.

Paulie Capo
Clearwater FD

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