Tag Archives: Tactics

Fire Training Toolbox

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Greetings to all, I am very excited to tell you about the newest endeavor we have started. Many of the training officers around me already knew that I would do a monthly group email  to my list of training folks. Sharing  what training outlines and such that I have developed for that month for my […]

WHAT ARE SIPs?

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SIPs is an acronym for Structural Insulated Panel. Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are a high performance building system for residential and light commercial construction. The panels consist of an insulating rigid foam core sandwiched between two structural facings, typically oriented strand board (OSB). SIPs are manufactured under factory controlled conditions and can be fabricated to fit […]

Fireground Considerations

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I am pleased to annouce another free online training module brought to you by Green Maltese & EngineCO22.net . This training will discuss important fireground considerations that are essential to your success on the fireground. Click on Picture for Training Link:   Stay Safe Lt. John Shafer

Basement Fire Training

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Quick overview of basement fire training Full program with audio and videos: Basement Fires GFD   Enjoy and please share it with others.   Stay Safe Lt. John Shafer

Green Maltese makes a visit to UL

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I am very excited to post about my recent visit to observe a day of test burns that are a part of the Vertical Ventilation study being conducted by UL. I want to first say a special thanks to Steve Kerber, Christopher Hasbrook,Bob Backstrom and Chief Peter Van Dorpe for allowing me to experience so many  wonderful things they […]

Search: Do you have a plan?

I would first like to say that the use of the following article is not meant to be an armchair quarterback or to be critical of the department involved. However I do feel it can be a learning opportunity for us, to at least review some basics of having a search plan. Article: A man […]

Fire Development in Modern Buildings

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When was the last time you had a fire behavior class? If you were honest it has probably been several years and most likely half of the class slept or paid very little attention because most firefighters like hands on drills were they can tear up stuff. Those that have done fire behavior training recently […]

Photovoltaic Systems & Firefighter Safety a New UL study

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Do you know what Photovoltaic (PV) is?             What are the safety hazards with PV? What  tactics should be used at fires with PV present? How do I secure utilities on a PV system? These are just a few questions you should pose to every firefighter next shift or training meeting. Photovoltaic (PV) is a method of […]

Gateway Midwest Fire & Leadership Training

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Green Maltese is extremely excited about being a part of the Go Forward inaugural event, October 21-23 at the Ameristar Hotel Resort, Spa & Casino in St. Charles, Missouri. Education Opportunities from Green Maltese @ Gateway Conference: Reading the Building: Predictive Occupancy Profiling Presented by Christopher J. Naum Chief of Training, Command Institute, DC And John […]

Grocery Store Search

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Have you ever thought about how you would search your local grocery store? Or better yet have you ever trained on how you would search it?

Almost every small town or suburb has at least one or two grocery stores simply because we all must EAT! Out of the first two questions just asked , I would say most have thought about it but very few have trained on it because it not a everyday occasion that we have a grocery store fire.

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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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