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Gerald "Jerry" Tracy
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Lives in:
340 Babylon Street, Islip Terrace, NY 11752
Battalion Chief
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Topics you provide training for:
High Rise Operations
Low Rise Ops
Private Dwellings
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Areas of expertise:
High Rise
Chief Tracy a Battalion Chief with the FDNY, currently assigned to Battalion 49, in the Borough of Queens, with 31 years of service. He is an adjunct instructor for their training academy having developed many training programs for Firefigthters, First Line Supervisors and Chief Officers. He has published articles in WNYF, FDNY’s training publication, and Fire Engineering magazine. He offers programs of training for the fire service. In collaboration with NIST Chief Tracy is involved in the most recent research being conducted on High Rise Firefighting. He is a member of the NFPA Project Technical Panel that is reviewing “Firefighting Tactics under Wind Driven Conditions”.

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At 11:13am on May 25, 2010, John Chubb said…
Hi Jerry,

John Chubb here from DFB Ireland. Just want to attend your presentation alone made a 6000 mile round trip worthwhile.Drop me your email details to I wish to discuss a future training initiative with you

kindest regards

At 9:51pm on November 22, 2009, Jonathan Hill said…
Chief Tracy, I am honored to have been able to meet you this weekend in Charlotte. Thank you for sharing you knowledge and experience with us. You are doing extraordinary things for the fire service and I am very thankful for you. I was very humbled by the way, you presented yourself thank you.

At 1:52pm on November 17, 2009, Jonathan Hill said…
Look foward to seeing you in Charlotte this weekend.
At 5:33pm on August 30, 2009, Jim Miller said…
Chief Tracy,
Where can i get something in writing about the recommended flow rate for today's fires being at least 150gpm? This is for justification reasons, so it needs to be a non-bias type document. If you can help let me know.

Thanks and BE SAFE!!
At 8:23am on November 15, 2008, Kevin Terry said…
Enjoyed your program in Vegas.
At 6:58pm on May 29, 2008, Joseph Viscuso said…
Chief, I had the pleasure of hearing you speak at a seminar in New Jersey a few years back. You made many of us in that room better firefighters and I wanted to say thanks. Hope to have the opportunity to hear you speak again soon.
At 8:56am on April 20, 2008, Jeffrey Post said…
Chief, I wanted to drop a note and say that watch your segement from FDIC on Change and Influence regularly. Very good points and sound advice. Thanks.
At 7:28pm on April 4, 2008, Mike Walker said…
Hey Chief

I started a High-Rise Group. Would love for you to give your two cents every chance you get.

Hope all is well.
At 7:43pm on March 22, 2008, Mike Walker said…
Can't wait to see those studies.
At 6:24pm on March 22, 2008, George H. Potter said…
I translated your High Rise articles in Fire Engineering for publication in the Spanish fire fighters assiciation magazine, FUEGO, several years back. While we don't have 60 + story moles here, Spain does have Nº's 1 and 15 in the listing of hi rise buildings to population around the world; Benidorm and Valladolid. I have used some of you considerations in training here, all very positive.

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