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
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
I would like to personally invite you to join me at my upcoming workshop Modern Buildings: Recipe for Firefighter Deaths and Injuries at FDIC 2014
Hope to see you there! Monday, April 7, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Looking forward to seeing you in class!
Stay Safe Captain John Shafer
Posted on October 24, 2013 at 9:26pm
Please share this valuable life saving presentation! This module was created for you to share with your communities, and create more awareness of the importance of CLOSING THE DOOR! (Click on photo to access FREE online module)
Also for more information on Closing The Door fire prevention click on the links…Continue
Posted on October 13, 2013 at 12:45pm
Do you know what Photovoltaic (PV) is?
What are the safety hazards with PV?
What tactics should be used at fires with PV present?
How do I secure utilities on a PV system?
If you are not able to answer these questions, then hopefully this post can give you…Continue
Posted on October 3, 2013 at 9:12pm