Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
BC Robert Co Owner / Instructor
BC Robert Seeburger Jr. has been involved with the Fire Service for over 31 years. Rob is an active career Battalion Fire Chief for the City of Bayonne fire department in Hudson County. Throughout his career, he has been assigned to Engine, Truck, and Rescue Companies. Robert is currently the Chief of Operations and Special Operations for his Department and oversees all fire and special operations companies. Prior to his assignment Robert was a tour commander for 5 years. He is a New Jersey Level 2 instructor, Rescue Technician, and the UASI MUSAR Chairman.
Capt Bob Disbrow Co Owner / Instructor
Robert Disbrow Jr. IAAI-CFI has been involved with the Fire Service for 30 years including Career, Volunteer, and Federal Departments. Bob is an active career Fire Captain in an urban city fire department based in Hudson County New Jersey. Bob holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science and is a New Jersey Level 2 Fire Instructor, Fire Inspector & Fire Officer 2. He has extensive experience in Fire Investigations, Engine Company Operations, Rescue Company Operations and Special Operations. Bob has published four Fire Investigation articles on firehouse.com and actively instructs throughout New Jersey teaching Fire Service topics. Bob is a District Fire Warden for the New Jersey Forest Fire Service and also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Fire Science program at Middlesex County College.
Lt. John Drew, Instructor
John Drew graduated from John Jay University with a Bachelors Degree in Fire Service Administration. He has worked for the New York City Fire Department for the past 17 years. John started his career as a firefighter in Brooklyn, and was then transferred to one of the busiest truck companies in the department. He gained a tremendous amount of experience working in this company and it inspired him to further his career. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2010, and became part of The Special Operations Command in 2012. John is current the LT. of Rescue 5. John is also a certified Fire Instructor II. He frequently teaches at the Technical Rescue School on Randall’s Island. With John’s many years of experience and respect for the job he enjoys teaching other fire fighters and officers different skills to enhance their performance and skills to keep them safe.
LTt. Scott Roland, Instructor
Scott started as a volunteer fireman in 1988 then began his career in 1998 in South Carolina with the North Charleston Fire Department working in the City’s busiest firehouse Engine 2 ladder 2 & Squad 2. He then took a job with the City of Charleston where he was assigned to Engine 3 located on the “East Side ” CFDs busiest area. In 2002 Scott was hired with the City Of New York and assigned to Engine 279 but in 2004 he transferred to Engine 283 one of FDNYs busiest engine companies located in Brownsville Brooklyn. With 29 years in the fire service 19 of which are career Scott’s experience is very diverse in engine and truck tactics he has extensive experience in private dwellings, multiple dwellings, high rise / standpipe buildings and taxpayers.
Thomas Kacsmar, Instructor
Thomas has been involved in the Fire Service for over 7 years including career and volunteer departments. Tom is a career firefighter in an urban city fire department based in Hudson County, New Jersey currently assigned to an engine company. Tom also has experience in emergency medical services, emergency services communications, emergency management, fire inspections and has been a CPR instructor for over 5 years. Tom is also a certified Fire/Arson Investigator . Tom graduated from New Jersey City University with a Bachelor’s of Science in National Security Studies and is currently completing a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science from NJCU.
Jerry Hayes, Instructor
Jerry is a Level 2 Fire Instructor with the Ocean County Fire Academy and a member of the fire service for over 29 years.
Jerry joined the fire service in 1989 and has served as a volunteer in both Monmouth and Ocean Counties and with the N.J. State Forest Fire service since 1991.
Jerry is a N.J. Licensed Electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and has over 25 years of experience in Industrial Safety and Electrical Hazards.
John Sahatjian, Instructor
John has an Associates Degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University, is a Level 2 Fire Instructor and a member of the fire service for 25 Years. He is a Structural Collapse & Trench Tech, Confined space ops, EMT, CPR Instructor and NECI Dispatcher Certifications Instructor ect. He is also a member of the IAAI as a Certified Fire and Explosives Investigator.
John joined the fire department as an explorer at the age of 14 and rose through the ranks to Chief of Department Wall Twp for 7 years and now serves as a volunteer fire officer in Ocean County, NJ.
John is the was the owner of Jersey Shore Emergency training when he merged with Superior Emergency Training to provide the best training for first responders. He has been published in Fire Engineering and instructs multiple classes for the NJ Division of Fire Safety through Kean University.
Paul Mazzeo, Instructor
Paul started in the volunteer fire service in 1991, then in 1997 became a career firefighter with the Southard Fire Department in Howell, NJ. While at Southard Paul was also assigned as an EMT and Hazardous Materials Technician. In 2002 Paul switched careers and is currently a Sergeant with the Howell Township Police Department, but still remains an active participant in the fire service as Chief of the Laurelton Fire Company and Team Leader of the Brick Township Technical Rescue Team.
Paul also served as a Rescue Specialist with NJ Task Force 1, and currently holds the position of Rescue Squad Officer. He is also a Lead Instructor for FEMA’s Structural Collapse Technician course and instructs rescue training through the Rutgers Center for Government Services.
Paul is a Level 2 Fire Instructor through the NJ Division of Fire Safety and instructs a variety of topics such as: hazardous materials, confined space/rope rescue, trench rescue, structural collapse, and incident command related courses. Paul is also certified as an instructor through the NJ Police Training Commission and an Instructor at the Monmouth County Police Academy.
Paul has an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Ocean County College and a Master of Administrative Science Degree from Fairleigh Dickenson University.
Dave Bahrenburg, Instructor
Dave has been involved with the fire service for over 33 years. Dave was a career firefighter with the Federal Fire Service retiring in 2015. He has been an active volunteer for the last 33 years holding a Chief Officer rank 7 times. Dave is currently and Assistant Fire Marshal in Brick Twp, NJ.
He is a certified level 2 Instructor, Fire Inspector, Fire Officer, Fire/Arson Investigator and EMT.
Dave also serves as a Deputy District Warden for the New Jersey State Forest Fire Service.
Chief Bahrenburg is considered a subject matter expert in Strategy and Tactics and Engine and Truck company Disciplines.
Mike Hines, Instructor
Mike Hines has been involved with the Fire Service for over 38 years. Mike works
as a Per Diem Firefighter in Wall Township New Jersey. Mike is also a working
fire inspector for 2 Central Jersey towns. Mike is certified as a level 1 Instructor,
Fire Official, Emergency Medical Technician and Fire/Arson Investigator.
Mike also serves as a District Warden for the New Jersey Forest Fire Service and is
an Instructor for the Colorado Wildfire Academy. Instructor Hines is also a United
States Air Force Veteran. Mike is considered an expert in Wildland Firefighting,
Fire Investigation and Fire Prevention codes & standards.
Chris Ackerman, Instructor
Chris has been a municipal firefighter for 24 years in Brick Township. He is also a team lead for the Brick Township Technical Rescue Team. At 21 years of age Chris graduated from the Paramedic program working a 10-year career. Currently Chris serves as the Fire Chief for Kinder Morgan Terminals Northeast Region. He over sees 70- NFPA 1081 firefighters and a fleet of twenty-five apparatus. The department specializes in Class B fires, confined space rescue, and hazardous material response / clean up. Other duties
include hazard recognition, preplanning and Fire Department outreach and training in Industrial applications. Chris is a guest
instructor in a yearly advanced foam school located at TEEX fire
academy Texas A&M.
Tim Griffin Instructor
Tim has over 25 years in the service,
Currently Lieutenant Tour 4 Long Branch,
Fire Official Oceanport Borough,
COD of Monmouth Beach. He is a Level 2 Instructor, Hazmat Tech, Emt and holds an
Associate Degree Fire Science Columbia Southern.
NJ Certified Fire Investigator
NJ Fire Official
NJ Fire Officer 3
Danny Arroyo Instructor
Danny is a highly experienced emergency services professional who has served in various capacities since 2002. He is Captain and Training Officer at the City of Perth Amboy Fire Department and serves as one of the department’s Fire Investigators. He is a Level II Fire Instructor accredited by the NJ Division of Fire Safety and works at Monmouth County Fire Academy. Danny has a degree in Fire Science from Purdue Global University and is pursuing a Bachelor's in Fire Administration/Investigation from Columbia Southern University. He has also been recognized as a Credentialed Training Officer by the International Society of Fire Service Instructors. Additionally, he is a member of his department’s Special Operations Division, Marine Division, and Fire Investigation Division and holds the certification of Certified Dive Rescue/Dark Water Diver.