Fire Chief (retired) John J. Bierling has been in the fire service for more than 42 years. His career began in New York State in 1965 as a volunteer in Middletown, NY and in 1992 John retired as the Deputy Chief of Operations of the City of Newburgh Fire Department. In 2000, after eight years as the Chief of the West Manchester Township Fire & Emergency Service in York Pennsylvania, he decided to turn his attention to teaching. John has a Bachelor’s degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City and has been actively teaching emergency responders for 35 years. Presently, Chief Bierling is the CEO of The Incident Management Team (IMT), a consulting company that teaches incident management and facilitates the OurTown Diorama Incident Command Training Programs throughout the nation. John and his wife Jan travel together, planning and presenting programs to emergency responders, health departments, hospitals, airports, private industry, and local government. He can be reached at John@incidentmt.com and the company web site is www.IncidentMT.com.
Thankyou for the request to be a friend of a person that has been in the service so long.I would think we could sit around for hours and talk about years on the job. It is very good to hear from you.
Mr. Bierling thanks for responding Mr Gunter is still with our department at station 7 . I hope to learn many new training ideas to add to our fireground situations and show our new and seasoned firefighters new tactics as well as old reliable ones from thies website.
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