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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

Do you PPV?"Positive pressure ventilation (PPV) is a topic worthyof some discussion. Ladder companies that carry PPV fans must be well versed in their use. There is a tendency that if someone sets a PPV fan at the front door, it should be started and run. This is not always the case. PPV fans are excellent tools for removing smoke from a dwelling, but should not be used prior to the fire’sfull extinguishment. While companies are still checking for pockets of hidden fire is not the time to fire…See More
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THE SUNDAY PREACH

Do you PPV?"Positive pressure ventilation (PPV) is a topic worthy of some discussion. Ladder companies that carry PPV fans must be well versed in their use. There is a tendency that if someone sets a PPV fan at the front door, it should be started and run. This is not always the case. PPV fans are excellent tools for removing smoke…See More
Aug 23
Dan Shaw added a discussion to the group 25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and LODD
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Push it in or pull it out?"Are there objects that will impede your ability to gain access from the outside or limit your egress from the inside? Look for bars on the windows and how they are fastened, is the outside ventman able to quickly remove them with a Halligan or will it take a company with a saw (fig. 12–7)? Are there air conditioners in the windows (fig. 12–8)? Communicate these findings to thepersonnel going into the structure." Chapter 12, Page 123, The 360-degree Check.Completing a…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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Are you planning for success or for failure?"The key for the engine company to bring water toeach and every reported and actual residential fire isseveral fold and begins with correct behavior. Everysingle engine company, from the first arriving to thelast one on the final alarm, must come into the gamewith finding and delivering water as a priority." Chapter 16, Pg.167It is does not matter what acronym, mnemonic , or catchy phrase you may pledge allegiance to the one constant in being…See More
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Are you planning for success or for failure?"The key for the engine company to bring water to each and every reported and actual residential fire is several fold and begins with correct behavior. Every single engine company, from the first arriving to the last one on the final alarm, must come into the game with finding and…See More
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"Happy Father's Day""We need to mentor and to mold that positive energy into the creation of good fireground habits. We can’t blame our recruits for being eager. It’s good when firefighters are ready to learn. Accept that eagerness as it is, and share with your experiences and knowledge. Be a mentor and role model to them. Make them the best firefighters they can be." Chapter 6, Page 55.Today we celebrate one of the most important influences in many of our lives, our Fathers. Not an athlete, a…See More
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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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THE SUNDAY PREACH



Do you PPV?

"Positive pressure ventilation (PPV) is a topic worthy

of some discussion. Ladder companies that carry PPV fans must be well versed in their use. There is a tendency that if someone sets a PPV fan at the front door, it should be started and run. This is not always the…

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Posted on August 23, 2015 at 10:00am

THE SUNDAY PREACH

Posted on July 26, 2015 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

THE SUNDAY PREACH



Are you planning for success or for failure?

"The key for the engine company to bring water to

each and every reported and actual residential fire is

several fold and begins with correct behavior. Every

single engine company, from the first arriving to the

last one on the final…

Continue

Posted on July 5, 2015 at 9:00am

THE SUNDAY PREACH

"Happy Father's Day"

"We need to mentor and to mold that positive energy into the creation of good fireground habits. We can’t blame our recruits for being eager. It’s good when firefighters are ready to learn. Accept that eagerness as it is, and share with your experiences and knowledge. Be a mentor and role model to them. Make them the best firefighters they can be." Chapter 6, Page 55.

Today we celebrate one of the most important influences in many…

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Posted on June 21, 2015 at 10:46am

THE SUNDAY PREACH

"Give your Ladders a little love"

"A clean tool is a happy tool, and portable ladders are no exception. Keep your ladders free and clear of fire debris and clean as needed with careful focus on the extension ladder's moving parts. Pulleys, ladder locks, and fly section channels are prone to collecting debris." Pg. 270, Chapter 22.

Often hidden in a compartment and out of sight, the portable ladder is thrusted into action at a working fire with an occupant…

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Posted on May 31, 2015 at 12:57pm

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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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