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John Shafer
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  • Greencastle, Indiana
  • United States
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Watch this FREE Green Building Webnair

This webinar will cover the results of a study commissioned by the Fire Protection Research Foundation to develop a baseline of information on the intersection of “green building” design and fire safety. The study identified gaps and specific research needs associated with understanding and addressing fire risk and hazards with green building design.Instructor: Brian J. Meacham A special thanks to National Fire Protection…See More
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John Shafer posted a blog post

Another Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Attic Fire

Spray Foam has struck again!Back in September I wrote a post to raise awareness of Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) for the fire service. In this article I referenced that there had been several fires that happen during the application of  SPF. By the initial reports it is appearing that a recent mansion fire in Middlebury Connecticut was an attic fire that happened during the application…See More
Jul 28
John Shafer posted a blog post

Going Interior? Keep the door closed until you make the push!

While there has been much discussion about interior stream vs. exterior or transitional vs. interior fire attack. This short post isn’t about rather you should or shouldn’t. To me there is a time and place for both. However if you decide to make the push interior, door control is essential until you have a charged line with adequate flow.First arriving officer should assess the position of the front entry door. The officer should be looking for the following:Front Door: open or closed?If the…See More
Jul 6
John Shafer and Brandon Lane are now friends
Apr 28
Kevin Dippolito and John Shafer are now friends
Feb 14
John Shafer posted a blog post

Door Control for Civilians Is Nothing New!

Door control has always been a major talking point in any good fire prevention program. Although some how there hasn’t been an emphasis placed on it in the last 10 years or so. Which is why I have become so passionate about it in the last five years or so to bring an emphasis of it in our current fire prevention programs today.  Take a look at some outstanding Close The Door messages throughout the years.Close the Door  awareness 1960s:A special thanks to Chief Brian Kazmierzak for sending this…See More
Feb 4
John Shafer and Becki White are now friends
Jan 20
John Shafer posted a blog post

In Honor of Firefighter Mark Falkenhan, CLOSE THE DOOR!

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 and was reviewing the latest reports from UL and NIST.  These reports along with talking to actual smart firefighters I soon  realize that I really needed to know more about fire behavior, than just how to quote what…See More
Jan 19

Profile Information

Lives in:
Greencastle Indiana
Department:
Greencastle Fire Dept./ District 7 Fire Training Council
Title/rank:
Lt./ Training Officer/ District 7 Fire Training Coordinator
Years of public service:
18
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Training so Everyone Goes Home Safe
Professional Qualifications:
Numerous Certifications
Topics you provide training for:
Fire Service/ Hazmat
Areas of expertise:
None just a 19 year student
Bio:
John Shafer started his fire service career at Cloverdale Twp. Volunteer Fire Department (Putnam Co. Indiana) in 1994. John remained a volunteer firefighter at CTVFD intill 2000. In 1999 John Shafer was hired as a career firefighter at Honey Creek Fire Department (Vigo Co.). In 2000 John was hired as a career firefighter for Greencastle Fire Department (Putnam Co.) John is presently employed as the Lt/Training Officer Greencastle Fire Department. John is also the District 7 Fire Training Coordinator.

John Shafer is a 14- year student and is currently certified as Firefighter I/II, Fire Officer I/II Hazardous Materials Technician, Instructor II/III, Inspector I/II, Strategy & Tactics, EMT, Safety Officer, numerous fire service, and WMD courses.

Some of the accomplishments in John Shafer’s 14 years in the fire service are:
• Rookie of the Year 1994 Cloverdale Twp. Vol. Fire Department
• Firefighter of the Year Cloverdale Twp. Vol. Fire Department
• Reserve of the Year 2000 Greencastle Fire Department
• Firefighter of the Year 2003 Greencastle Fire Department
Firefighter of the Year 2006 Greencastle Fire Department
• Information Officer Task Force 7 WMD Team
• District 7 Fire Training Steering Committee Chairman
• Information Officer Indiana Fire Instructors Association
• District 7 Fire Training Coordinator
2007 First ever Indiana Department of Homeland Security Training Leadership Award


John Shafer has been privileged to be one of the five founding members of the Region 7 WMD Task Force which is one the state’s first multi-discipline WMD Planning Council. John has recently had the privilege to organize and help develop the state’s first Fire Training Council.

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Watch this FREE Green Building Webnair

This webinar will cover the results of a study commissioned by the Fire Protection Research Foundation to develop a baseline of information on the intersection of “green building” design and fire safety. The study identified gaps and specific research needs associated with understanding and addressing fire risk and hazards with green building design.

Instructor: Brian J. Meacham…

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Posted on August 11, 2014 at 10:39am

Another Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Attic Fire

Spray Foam has struck again!

Back in September I wrote a post to raise awareness of Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) for the fire service. In this article I referenced that there had been several fires that happen during the application of  SPF. By the initial reports it is appearing that a recent mansion fire in Middlebury Connecticut was an attic fire that happened during the…

Continue

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 6:54pm

Going Interior? Keep the door closed until you make the push!

While there has been much discussion about interior stream vs. exterior or transitional vs. interior fire attack. This short post isn’t about rather you should or shouldn’t. To me there is a time and place for both. However if you decide to make the push interior, door control is essential until you have a charged line with adequate flow.

First arriving officer should assess the position of the front entry door. The officer should be looking for the following:

Front Door: open…

Continue

Posted on July 6, 2014 at 7:00pm

Door Control for Civilians Is Nothing New!

Door control has always been a major talking point in any good fire prevention program. Although some how there hasn’t been an emphasis placed on it in the last 10 years or so. Which is why I have become so passionate about it in the last five years or so to bring an emphasis of it in our current fire prevention programs today.  Take a look at some outstanding Close The Door messages throughout the years.

Close the Door  awareness 1960s:…

Continue

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 5:04pm — 3 Comments

In Honor of Firefighter Mark Falkenhan, CLOSE THE DOOR!

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 and was reviewing the latest reports from UL and NIST.  These reports along with talking to actual smart firefighters I soon  realize that I really needed to know more about fire behavior, than just how to…

Continue

Posted on January 19, 2014 at 3:16pm — 2 Comments

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At 12:44pm on June 12, 2012, Jason Jefferies said…

Sorry for the delay in accepting the friend request brother!  It's been a while since I logged on!

At 5:17pm on February 23, 2012, Bryan Altman said…

HEY BROTHER!!!!!!!!

At 10:35am on February 20, 2012, Michael Bricault (ret) said…

-Hi John, thanks for the add.

At 12:07pm on February 18, 2012, Michael J Perry said…

We are now Brothers forever.  Welcome to my family.

At 12:26pm on June 6, 2011, P.J. Norwood said…

John, I just came across an article: http://greenmaltese.com/2011/05/30/modern-roofs-the-truckie-nightmare/. I would like to chat with you about it if you have time. E-mail me at pjnorwood@att.net or give me a call when you have a few minutes at (20) 627-6920

 

Sincerely,

P.J. Norwood

At 12:29pm on January 3, 2009, le neouanic laurent said…

hello my name is laurent so french paramedic fire figther,i search for trade uniform's and helmet's for my collection ,thank's for your reponse my blog : http://sssm22.skyrock.com/
my mail : laurent.leneouanic@cegetel.net
happy new year for you and your family ,so long .laurent
At 11:04am on October 23, 2008, Todd McKee said…
Please allow me to invite you to the group called Unique HazMat Incidents. I will be presenting this at 2009 FDIC and would love to hear some of your thoughts. We are currently talking about some real interesting issues.
Todd McKee
At 8:25pm on October 1, 2008, Anthony Avillo said…
ok thanks
i thought the one i got was from u
i passed it on so i did not have the ability to checdk 2 c where it came from
aa
At 6:38pm on October 1, 2008, Anthony Avillo said…
hi john
i would like a copy of that dispatcher disc
did i get one from u already?
soemone sent me one a few months ago and i passed it on to our dispatchers
if it was u, thanks
if not, please send it to me
anthony avillo
c/o north hudson regional fire & rescue
11 port imperial blvd.
west new york, nj 07093
stya safe
aa
At 9:23pm on September 14, 2008, Zachary Minnick said…
it was nice seeing you today LT
 
 
 

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