Green Maltese will be at FDIC 2012

I am very excited and honored to be accepted to be a part of FDIC 2012


I just wanted to share with you all and thank you for support!!

From email :)

Dear Classroom Instructor John Shafer,

Congratulations! I am pleased to inform you that your proposal has been
selected as a Classroom Session (Single Speaker Only/1.45 Hour) presentation
atFDIC 2012 Conference & Exposition, to be held April 16-21, 2012 in
Indianapolis, IN.

The session you have been invited to present is:

Title: Modern Roofs the Truckie Nightmare Alternate working Title: Hazards of
Modern Roofs

Track : Truck Company
Speaker(s) : John Shafer


More detailed info:

Modern Roofs the Truckie Nightmare:

Presentation Summary

The presentation will include an intense and concentrated examination of trends and methods in modern building construction with an emphasis on roofs, their direct relationship on vertical ventilation, structural firefighting operations, and firefighter survivability.

Inherent roof construction features and hazards that directly influence truck company work will be the main focus of this program.

Program Overview and Pedagogical Approach

The program will address timely issues related to modern roofs and upcoming push to make sustainable buildings.

This presentation will examine various green roofs, methods and exotic materials that are used to achieve green standards, and the potential hazards that they present to fire service personnel. Many of these materials such as recycled rubber shingles, solar panels and green (garden) roofs are not common knowledge to most fire service personnel due to past and current teaching practices that only address traditional building construction for the fire service.

This ground breaking and informative program will utilize extensive multimedia materials to reinforce course content and subject areas.

If the fire service can significantly increase proficiencies in green building knowledge and equate that to other fundamental operational aspects in structural fire operations, there would be a direct enhancement to firefighter safety through injury and LODD reductions in the future.


Looking forward to seeing you all in April

Stay Safe

Lt. John Shafer


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John Shafer

An 18 year veteran of  the fire service, and currently a Lieutenant and the Training Officer for the Greencastle Fire Department.  An Indiana regionally recognized instructor on building construction, fireground search and command management, he has traveled throughout the State of Indiana delivering specialized training programs on building construction, fireground search and firefighter safety.

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