There is no doubt that without taking
your classes, we would have not placed #1 and #2 respectfully on the promotional list.
Keith Green and Ferdinand Mather, Hamilton Township New Jersey Fire District
I attended your prep class for Lieutenant and came out 3rd out of 44. I've since been
promoted and am preparing for the upcoming Captain's Exam. You're class was a tremendous
Kevin Brady Jr, Linden New Jersey
The professional approach and quality is second to none, Thanks!
Tom Zack Greenwich CT
Battalion Chief Steven Woodworth City of Atlanta GA.
New website looks great Mike, good luck with it. Just another note, I went to DOP to
review my oral presentations and found I was scored all 5's, thanks again for giving me
the extra edge over my competition and for offering me the encouragement you did. Stay
John Lewis, City of Passaic Fire Department
I reviewed the site and it looks great! Its packed with a lot of information and
training material that is very useful for firefighters and officers. Also I have attended
several of your courses prior to getting to know you through the promotional process
seminars and I am very happy with you. You are a great instructor. I say this because I
have taken many many many classes throughout my career and there have been instructors
that I just wanted to pluck my eyes out. They were just horrible! You keep the group going
and present information in a logical and useful format. Keep up the good work.
Todd C. Fell, City of Trenton Fire Department
Chief, Terpak I just wanted to send you an email to say thank you. On Friday 10/20, I
was promoted. They promoted a Deputy Chief, a Captain and a Lieutenant. Some new men were
also hired. Thanks a million for your help through the testing process. I appreciate the
effort you and your staff make to help your students.
Brian Mulligan, City of Clifton Fire Department
You guys are the best!
Joe Murray, #1 Deputy Chief, City of Paterson
Captain Phil Martinez, City of Newark Fire Department
Thank you very much.
Captain Ed Glassman, #1 Battalion Chiefs exam, City of Camden NJ
I want to thank you so much for all your help in preparing me for Battalion Chief. I
made it to number one on the list in Paterson. I couldn't have done it without all the
tutoring I received from you. Thank you very much.
Captain Rich Hoedemaker, # 1 Battalion Chiefs Exam, City of Paterson NJ
I wanted to take this opportunity and thank the Promotional Prep Team. I could not have
done it without you guys. I look forward to seeing you for the preparation of Deputy
Chief. Please keep me on your mailing list for future seminars and information.
Captain Mohammad Hatefi, # 4 Battalion Chiefs exam, Atlantic City, NJ
Your classes were fantastic.
Captain Frank Calamita, #5 Battalion Chiefs exam, City of Paterson, NJ
You guys were right on the money. I followed your templates with no surprises. Thank
Captain Louis Rucci, # 1 Battalion Chiefs exam, City of Jersey City. NJ
You guys were terrific, thank you.
Captain Andy Magee, # 4 Battalion Chiefs exam, City of Camden, NJ
Thank you guys. Thanks for all the information I needed.
Captain Bob MacReady, #2 Battalion Chiefs exam, Atlantic City, NJ
In June of 2007, the Promotional Prep Team set a record with the highest number of
students finishing at the top of each list for the rank of Battalion Chief in the State of
New Jersey. Our best to all!
North Hudson Regional #1, Jersey City #1, Camden #1, Elizabeth #1, Newark #1,
Plainfield #1, Bayonne #1, Union Twp #1, Voorhees #1, Millburn #1, Paterson #1, Rahway #1,
Asbury Park #1, Trenton #2, Atlantic City #2 (too many top 10's in all New Jersey cities
I first heard of Chief Michael Terpak at the FDIC conference in Indianapolis a couple
of years ago. I was so impressed with his speech that when I was preparing for the
Battalion Chief test, I attended a Promotional Prep two day seminar and bought his book
Assessment Center Strategy & Tactics. That seminar and book were the
blueprint for taking an oral exam. But more than that, the week before the exam Chief
Terpak e-mailed to me tips, advice and encouragement. He did this not as a Promotional
Prep instructor to a client, but as one firefighter to another. Thanks again Mike.
Mark Erlacher, Captain
Philadelphia Fire Department
A very sincere, Thank You for everything. The list came out and Im #
1. You have assisted me with invaluable knowledge and helped take the best job in
the world and make it even better.
Captain, Kearny NJ Fire Department
I wanted to Thank You for what you do and let you know what an encouragement you are to
Ken Lombardi, Lieutenant
Westport CT Fire Department
Just go the results back on the 1st. level supervisor test and I scored # 1. The review
course I took with your group made all the difference. I was totally prepared and the oral
test went just like the practice sessions.
Millville Fire Department
Im happy to report that I did very well on my Battalion Chiefs examination.
The positive comments from the test evaluators were directly related to points emphasized
during our training sessions. The training you provided made the difference for me.
Im grateful to you for your superb professional assistance and support.
Captain Bob Corrigan
Philadelphia Fire Department
Chief Terpak; I just wanted to Thank you for all your help in preparing me for my
Deputy Chiefs exam. Your class definitely played a big role in getting me ready. The staff
at Promotional prep does a great job. The system and teaching techniques you use are
second to none. I have recommended your classes and books to many of my co-workers. Again,
thanks for everything!
Captain Frank DeAngelis
Orange NJ Fire Department
#1 Deputy Chiefs exam
Thank you for all your help. Your classes were invaluable. You made this process so
much easier. You made me a true believer. Please keep me on your e-mail/mailing list.
#2 Battalion Chiefs exam
Atlantic City Fire Department