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In Honor of Firefighter Mark Falkenhan, CLOSE THE DOOR!

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On the evening on January 19, 2011 Fire Fighter Mark Falkenhan lost his life while working inside a building fire. While we should try to honor all LODD, this one holds a special place in my heart because at the time of his death I was on my quest to learn more about fire behavior […]

FDIC 2013

The Super Bowl of Firefighting is  just about a month away! If you have never been then you need to make plans to attend NOW! I am very happy and honored to be presenting again this year and would like to invite you to attend my class on 4/25/2013 Video Trailer: Class Information: Hazards of […]

Is your Fire Prevention message up to date?

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As most firefighters should know this week is National Fire Prevention Week . I am sure many of you are out spreading the message of Fire Prevention this week. I would like to say thank you for serving your communities and  you will probably never know how many life’s were truly saved by your wonderful dedication to […]

Ventilation Crew vs Goats

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I would love to hear the roof report from the crew who found this condition on the roof! LOL Green Maltese had the privilege  to teach about many hazards associated with Modern Roofs at FDIC 2012. We discussed Green Roofs and many challenges they present. However this is one surprise we didn’t cover and might […]

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

New codes help firefighters fight a fire in Southeast Portland home equipped with solar panels

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Portland Fire  RescueFirefighters knocked down a fire in a house with solar panels — which can’t be turned off — in less than 30 minutes. The panels were installed based on a new code written for just such a situation.Firefighters knocked down a fire in a Southeast Portland home this morning, maneuvering around solar panels […]

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 […]

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 […]

Colorado is the First Market for Launch of the Revolutionary DOW POWERHOUSE(TM) Solar Shingle

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This post is dedicated to my brother and sister firefighters from Colorado.

Solar shingles are solar panels incognito. Instead of mounting on your roof, they become your roof or integrate seamlessly with the existing roof shingles.

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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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