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Dan Shaw added a discussion to the group 25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and LODD
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THE SUNDAY PREACH

"FEEL"On this last installation of the look, listen, and feel approach to our search technique, we discuss how, what, and why of feeling during our operations in the residential structure."In fact, some man-made, synthetic, mechanic-stylegloves, which maybe excellent for auto extrication, aremade from natural components that will literally adhereto your skin under heat conditions. Like shrink-wrapto a boat, they will adhere to your hands when heat isapplied. They will add to your pain and…See More
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Dan Shaw added a discussion to the group 25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and LODD
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"LOOK!"Stealing from the old CPR technique of Look, Listen, and Feel, we apply the same sequence to our search tactics starting with the why and what we are looking for:"The dwelling’s building style lends visual clues that may assist us in our operations. Visual building landmarks (doors, stairs, windowsizes, and layouts) can…See More
Mar 15
Dan Shaw posted a blog post

THE SUNDAY PREACH

"LOOK!"Stealing from the old CPR technique of Look, Listen, and Feel, we apply the same sequence to our search tactics starting with the why and what we are looking for:"The dwelling’s building style lends visual clues that may assist us in our operations. Visual building landmarks (doors, stairs, windowsizes, and layouts) can assist us in identifying floor plans, living vs. storage spaces, location of stairs, and presence or absence of basements. Before we even enter the IDLH, we should be…See More
Mar 15
Dan Shaw added a discussion to the group 25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and LODD
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"Building Your 2,000 Year Mind""The United States Marine Corps have a belief in a “5,000-year mind.” This belief is that in a trade withover 5,000 years of documented warfare, there is no reason why a solider should not study every day. Study to learn about their enemy, their battleground, and the positives and negatives of warfare. The fire service is not without its history either, from the Roman Empire to the first organized fire departments in the United States, we have 2,000 years of…See More
Mar 8
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THE SUNDAY PREACH

"Building Your 2,000 Year Mind""The United States Marine Corps have a belief in a“5,000-year mind.” This belief is that in a trade withover 5,000 years of documented warfare, there is noreason why a solider should not study every day. Studyto learn about their enemy, their battleground, and thepositives and negatives of…See More
Mar 8
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The Sunday Preach

"One Armed Bandit...""The invention of the remote microphone with incorporated speakers dramatically helped firefighters hear fireground audio...If your radio requires you to hold it in your hands and then put up to your ear to listen and to your mouth to transmit, is that really an effective use of your hands? Older style handheld radios might work for the chief in the street...but it is absolutely going to slow down every operation that you conduct..." (Pg 243).We need to maximize the use of…See More
Mar 2
Dan Shaw added a discussion to the group 25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and LODD
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The Sunday Preach

The Sunday PreachThe BackupAn often overlooked and under-appreciated job on the fireground that if not executed with perfection will hamper any fire attack. To be a pro understand what you need to do, not what you want to do and this tip can help you accomplish that on your next job:"To perform the backup well is to understand and facilitate the pace ofthe fire attack. If the backup is operating in a hallway, the focus is to push the hose up the hallway so it snakes in an “S” formation…See More
Feb 15

Profile Information

Lives in:
Baltimore
Department:
Traditions Training, LLC
Title/rank:
Vice President
Years of public service:
Since 1992
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
National Level III Instructor
West Point Leadership Graduate
NFPA 1403 Instructor
National Certified FF I/II
NIMS 100, 300, 400, 700, 800
Topics you provide training for:
Supression operations
Engine Company Operations
Truck Company Operations
R.I.T.
Firefighter Safety and Survival
Officer Development
Large Open Area Searches
Incident Command
Areas of expertise:
Engine Company Operations
Officer Development
Incident Command
Large Open Area Searches
Bio:
Dan Shaw is a Battalion Chief with the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department assigned to Battalion 04. Dan has been in the fire service since 1992 serving in various ranks. Dan started his Fire Service career as a volunteer in Howard County, MD before being hired by the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department in 1995. During his tenure in Fairfax he has been the Apparatus Technician of the busiest Engine in Fairfax, a Lieutenant assigned to a Tower Ladder, the Command Aide to the Deputy Fire Chief of Operations, and as an Captain assigned to an Engine Company.

Dan has an Associates Degree in Fire Service Supervision, a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, and is a graduate of the West Point Leadership Program. He has been regular contributor to Fire Engineering on various subjects along with teaching at FDIC Indy and FDIC East.Dan is a principal member of NFPA 1400, Committee on Fire Service Training. He is the co-author of the best-selling book 25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and LODD from PennWell Publishing.
Web site:
http://www.traditionstraining.com

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THE SUNDAY PREACH

THE SUNDAY PREACH

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Posted on March 29, 2015 at 10:00am

THE SUNDAY PREACH

"LOOK!"

Stealing from the old CPR technique of Look, Listen, and Feel, we apply the same sequence to our search tactics starting with the why and what we are looking for:

"The dwelling’s building style lends visual clues that may assist us in our operations. Visual building landmarks (doors, stairs, window

sizes, and layouts) can assist us in identifying floor plans, living vs. storage spaces, location of stairs, and presence or absence of basements. Before we even enter…

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Posted on March 15, 2015 at 7:53am

THE SUNDAY PREACH



"Building Your 2,000 Year Mind"

"The United States Marine Corps have a belief in a

“5,000-year mind.” This belief is that in a trade with

over 5,000 years of documented warfare, there is no

reason why a solider should not study every day.…

Continue

Posted on March 8, 2015 at 1:53pm

The Sunday Preach

"One Armed Bandit..."

"The invention of the remote microphone with incorporated speakers dramatically helped firefighters hear fireground audio...If your radio requires you to hold it in your hands and then put up to your ear to listen and to your mouth to transmit, is that really an effective use of your hands? Older style handheld radios might work for the chief in the street...but it is absolutely going to slow down every operation that you…

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Posted on March 2, 2015 at 1:45pm

Making the tragedy personal is the first step in preventing the next Line of Duty Death.

 “The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.” Joseph Stalin

After recently reading Dan Ariely’s book, Predictably Irrational, and his use of this quote, I pondered if this quote from the feared Communist leader Joseph Stalin could help reduce our line of duty deaths and the answer is YES! While Stalin’s quote was most likely intended for more sinister purposes it does…

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Posted on February 5, 2015 at 3:09pm

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At 7:14pm on December 21, 2011, Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich said…

Thanks for the add.

Paul did a great job on your caricature.

Some day, maybe I will get one.

I enjoy your stuff.

 
 
 

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