Jerry Naylis has served on career and volunteer fire departments for more than 39 years. Currently he is the Safety Officer of the Bergenfield (NJ) Fire Department. He has a bachelor’s degree in fire science from Jersey City State College. He is a NJ-certified fire instructor and has taught at FDIC and throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom on a variety of topics. Naylis is president of Technical Fire Services, which provides fire apparatus inspection and testing services for mounted pumps, aerial apparatus, ground ladders, line voltage electrical systems, fluids/lubricants, SCBA FIT testing, and fire hose testing services.