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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

"Never forget and always be grateful"Today we take a moment to thank each and every veteran and their families for the sacrifice they have made to provide for our freedoms. We remember all of those brave soldiers who did not make it home and made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their life, for those of us resting under that blanket of liberty. We draw many parallels with our Military brethren and much of the behaviors and attitudes we discuss are born from the courage and dedication United…See More
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THE SUNDAY PREACH

"Never forget and always be grateful"Today we take a moment to thank each and every veteran and their families for the sacrifice they have made to provide for our freedoms. We remember all of those brave soldiers who did not make it home and made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their life, for those of us resting under that blanket of liberty. We draw many parallels with our Military brethren and much of the behaviors and attitudes we discuss are born from the courage and dedication United…See More
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THE SUNDAY PREACH

The 360- Degree CheckWhatever you call it - "The Lap", "360", "Walk around", it does not matter but what does matter is that you, or depending upon the size of the structure, have someone complete it and rely the information learned to the people going into harms way.“In this incident, the first arriving engine crew was met by an excited homeowner who informed them that the fire was in the basement and directed them to the front door and down the stairs. Acting quickly, the engine crew prepared…See More
May 17
Dan Shaw added a discussion to the group 25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and LODD
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THE SUNDAY PREACH

The 360- Degree CheckWhatever you call it - "The Lap", "360", "Walk around", it does not matter but what does matter is that you, or depending upon the size of the structure, have someone complete it and rely the information learned to the people going into harms way.“In this incident, the first arriving engine crew was met by an excited homeowner who informed them that the fire was in the basement and directed them to the front door and down the stairs. Acting quickly, the engine crew prepared…See More
May 17
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
Mar 29
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THE SUNDAY PREACH

THE SUNDAY PREACH"FEEL"…See More
Mar 29
Dan Shaw added a discussion to the group 25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and LODD
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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…See More
Mar 15

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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

"Never forget and always be grateful"

Today we take a moment to thank each and every veteran and their families for the sacrifice they have made to provide for our freedoms. We remember all of those brave soldiers who did not make it home and made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their life, for those of us resting under that blanket of liberty. …

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Posted on May 24, 2015 at 6:11am

THE SUNDAY PREACH

The 360- Degree Check

Whatever you call it - "The Lap", "360", "Walk around", it does not matter but what does matter is that you, or depending upon the size of the structure, have someone complete it and rely the information learned to the people going into harms way.

“In this incident, the first arriving engine crew was met by an excited homeowner who informed them that the fire was in the basement and directed them to the front door and down the stairs.…

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Posted on May 17, 2015 at 11:26am

THE SUNDAY PREACH

THE SUNDAY PREACH

"FEEL"…

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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.…

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Posted on March 8, 2015 at 1:53pm

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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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