JACK J. MURPHY, MA, is a retired fire marshal and a former deputy chief. He is the chairman of the New York City High-Rise Fire Safety Directors Association, a member of the NFPA High-Rise Building Safety Advisory, and a member of the 1620 Pre-Incident Planning Committees. He has authored RICS: Rapid Incident Command System Field Handbook, wrote the Preincident Planning chapter of , and coauthored Bridging the Gap: Fire Safety and Green Buildings. He contributes articles to Fire Engineering. He was the recipient of the 2012 Fire Engineering Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award.