Hazards of Modern Roofs FDIC 2012

I would like to invite you to attend my class at FDIC! 🙂

I would be honored to have you present as I reach one of my life long dreams of teaching at FDIC the Super Bowl of Firefighting.

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The class will examine trends and methods in modern building construction with an emphasis on roofs, their direct relationship to 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, along with 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. ALL LEVELS

Friday 4/20/2012 @ 10:30 am – 12:15 pm
Room 109-110

Looking forward to seeing you all!

FDIC is such a wonderful conference and the only bad thing about it is that you can’t possibly go to all the classes because there is so many to choose from!! 🙂

So if you havn’t decided here is a list of a few that are my friends or I know they are awesome instructors.

The Future of Fire Training Room 120-122
President Eddie Buchanan, International Society of Fire Service Instructors

Fire Behavior Has Changed; Have Your Tactics? Room Wabash 3
Fire Protection Engineer Stephen Kerber, Underwriters Laboratories

PV Safety for Firefighters Room 116-117
Captain Matthew Paiss, San Jose (CA) Fire Department

Drills and Tips for Company Officers Room 107-108
Major Brian Arnold, Oklahoma City (OK) Fire Department

Engine Company Operations “Gallons per Second” Room 132-133
Battalion Chief Curt Isakson, Escambia County (FL) Fire Rescue

Live To Train Another Day Room 138-139
Division Chief Brian Kazmierzak, Clay (IN) Fire Territory

Tactical Leadership: The Next Step Room 123-124
Lieutenant Frank Ricci, New Haven (CT) Fire Department

Adaptive Fireground Management for Officers Room Wabash 2
Chief of Training Christopher Naum, Command Institute

Suburban Fire Tactics Room 243-245
Captain/Training Officer Jim Silvernail, Metro West (MO) Fire Protection District

Ventilation Principles and Practices Room 134-135
Lieutenant Brian Brush, West Metro (CO) Fire Rescue

Ventilating Impact Resistance Coverings Room 125-126
Firefighter Ric Jorge, Palm Beach County (FL) Fire Rescue

Construction-Based Fire Attack Room 138-139
Lieutenant Don Kaderabek, Niles (IL) Fire Department

School Bus Extrication Room 123-124
Lieutenant Paul Hasenmeier, Huron (OH) Fire Department

Tactics Using Quint Apparatus Room 240-242
Captain Nicholas Morgan, St Louis (MO) Fire Department

A Firefighter’s Worst Enemy Room 103-104
Deputy Chief Jason Hoevelmann, Sullivan (MO) Fire Protection District

Rapid Intervention Basics Room 236-237
Captain Jeff Schwering, Crestwood (MO) Fire Department

Teaching Practical Fire Dynamics Room Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 1-2
Chief Edward Hartin, Central Whidbey Island (WA) Fire & Rescue

Residential Ventilation Room 236-237
Deputy Chief/Training Officer Paul Norwood, East Haven (CT) Fire Department

See you all there!

Stay Safe
Lt. John Shafer

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