Chief Jack J. Murphy




Jack J. Murphy, MA, is the Chairman of the Fire/Life Safety Directors Association of Greater New York and an Adjunct Professor at John Jay College/Fire Science Institute (NYC). He is a fire marshal (ret.) and former deputy chief, Leonia (NJ) Fire Department and served as a Bergen County Deputy Fire Coordinator. He serves on the NFPA High-Rise Building Safety Advisory, 1620 Pre-Incident Planning and Fire/Life Safety Director committees and represented the International Association of Fire Chiefs on the ICC Northeast Fire Code Action Committee. He has authored many fire service articles and a field handbook on rapid incident command system and co-authored “Bridging the Gap: Fire Safety and Green Buildings” and the Pre-Incident Planning chapter of Fire Engineering’s “Handbook for Firefighter I and II.” In 1997, he was appointed a FDNY Honorary Battalion Chief. Jack also serves as a Clarion Fire and Rescue Group/FDIC advisory board member and is a contributing editor with Fire Engineering Magazine. In 2012, he received the Fire Engineering Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award. He holds a Master of Arts Degree/Industry Technology; Bachelor of Arts/Industry Technology; Bachelor of Science/Fire Science; Associate in Arts/Liberal Arts; and Certification in Security Management.