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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

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
Dan Shaw's blog post was featured

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 StalinAfter 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 have merit when discussing LODD’s.First, we are provided statistics in our trade on a daily basis…See More
Feb 5
Dan Shaw posted a blog post

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 StalinAfter 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 have merit when discussing LODD’s.First, we are provided statistics in our trade on a daily basis…See More
Feb 5
Dan Shaw joined Douglas Mitchell, Jr.'s group
Feb 3
Dan Shaw posted a blog post

Building Leaders for the Fire Service - Part 2...........By Dan Shaw

Last post we discussed the process of orientation for leadership development, which was essentially relying upon operational manuals or standard operating procedures as the foundation for leadership. While these documents may be necessary for building the knowledge for rank and position (remember leadership is not a given with rank!), it is not a process for developing leaders of people.  This process does more to build effective managers and not leaders who must motivate and cultivate people.…See More
Oct 10, 2014
Dan Shaw is now friends with Jim Wilk and Nick Ledin
Oct 10, 2014
Dan Shaw posted a blog post

Building Leaders for the Fire Service - Part 1...........By Dan Shaw

Leadership is a quality we seek and desire in every level of our trade. Most of us are fortunate to be exposed daily to leadership models through our mentors, books we read of leaders from all walks of life (military, religion, politics, etc.), and the challenges we face in our own lives. Inherently, the more inspired, driven, and dedicated individuals are, they typically seek and find more opportunities to reap the rewards of leadership lessons than their more passive counterparts. This does…See More
Aug 1, 2014
Dan Shaw updated their profile
Jul 2, 2014

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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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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

Building Leaders for the Fire Service - Part 2...........By Dan Shaw

Last post we discussed the process of orientation for leadership development, which was essentially relying upon operational manuals or standard operating procedures as the foundation for leadership. While these documents may be necessary for building the knowledge for rank and position (remember leadership is not a given with rank!), it is not a process for developing leaders of people.  This process does more to build effective managers and not leaders who must motivate and cultivate…

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Posted on October 10, 2014 at 8:58pm

Building Leaders for the Fire Service - Part 1...........By Dan Shaw

Leadership is a quality we seek and desire in every level of our trade. Most of us are fortunate to be exposed daily to leadership models through our mentors, books we read of leaders from all walks of life (military, religion, politics, etc.), and the challenges we face in our own lives. Inherently, the more inspired, driven, and dedicated individuals are, they typically seek and find more opportunities to reap the rewards of leadership lessons than their more passive counterparts. This…

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Posted on August 1, 2014 at 8:25pm

25 to Survive: FDIC HOT Workshop

FDIC: HOT Workshop:

25 to Survive

The Residential Building…

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Posted on April 2, 2013 at 8:02am

Taking a Lesson from "Realty TV"

While I was watching the show Surviving the Cut the other night that highlighted the rigors of the training that the Nightstalkers (160th Special Aviation Regiment) go through, I had an epiphany, or at least I drew a corollary principle for what we should learn from this training in the fire service.

160th SOAR

The show portrayed the completion of a hellish, multiple-hours long training session that spanned from mental and…

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Posted on February 21, 2013 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

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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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