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Paul J Conway
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Paul J Conway joined Todd McKee's group

HazMat Placards to Success

HazMat Placards to Success will provide a step by step process for response to a Hazardous Materials incident.
Sep 3, 2015
Paul J Conway joined Chief Anthony Kelleher's group

"Outside The Box" Engine Company Operations

Engine Company work is often viewed as easy or not as fulfilling as "Truck Company work". This is absolutely not the case and some very "high speed" Engine Companies go to work everyday in very tough and arduous environments. They are only successful by relying on their relentless training, personal experiences and hunger to progress in the engine world.This group is geared toward Engine Company tactics that use "outside the box" thinking to accomplish. Its purpose is to exchange information…See More
Sep 3, 2015
Paul J Conway updated their profile
Sep 3, 2015
Paul J Conway is now friends with John Erlandson and John B Renner IV
Sep 3, 2015
Paul J Conway replied to Shawn Tibbitts's discussion My two cents on painting a helmet in the group Leatherheads
"Shawn, You are right in target. Leather should be dyed not painted, that is why I use leather that is dyed all the way through on the Paul Conway Leather. Brothers and Sisters please feel free to call my office with any concerns. Thanks Paul…"
Apr 29, 2010
Paul J Conway joined Rick Fritz's group


A group composed of those members who wear or want to wear the traditional leather fire helmet!
Apr 29, 2010
Brad Hoff left a comment for Paul J Conway
"Saw the live feed last night and looking forward to tonights! Thanks for your sponsorship of The Battalion. Dave is a great guy."
Feb 3, 2010
Paul J Conway is now friends with Robert A. Hianik and Brad Hoff
Feb 3, 2010

Profile Information

Lives in:
14100 W Cleveland Ave New Berlin WI 53151
Milwaukee Fire Department
Retired Assistant Chief of Operations
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
ISO,State Instructor, Company Officer, Tech Level Speical Operations
Topics you provide training for:
Firefighting,Trench, RIT, Confined Space, Rope Rescue, Heavy Rescue, Command & Leadership
Areas of expertise:
Firefighting,Trench, RIT, Confined Space, Heavy Rescue
Retired as Chief of Operations after 28 years with Milwaukee Fire Department, having the operational responsibilities for the firefighting operations for an 1100 member department.
While COO worked in conjunction with federal, state and local agencies in the Southwest Threat Analysis Center obtaining federal clearance.
Worked with other local fire departments in the development of joint operations including radio interoperability, training and response.
Developed new joint cooperation between FD and PD Fire investigation teams allowing for a better with them both and state and federal investigation agencies.
Stood up 2 5 member rescue companies to better address firefighter safety and public protection.

During career also served as the Assistant Director of the HURT Team and has developed numerous operations manuals and standard operating procedures; and has responsibility for continual training of the 90 member HURT Team. Following the events of September 11, 2001, worked for the New York City Office of Emergency Management, Mayor’s Office, as a Logistics Operations Manager at the World Trade Center site.
Extensive volunteer fire department experience serving 17 years with the New Berlin (WI) Volunteer Fire Department.
Founder and President of Paul Conway Shields, a fire, law, safety equipment retailer & manufacturing company employing 35 people with sales of several million dollars. Extensive experience with national and international fire departments’ and distributors’ needs regarding purchasing, bid processes, and safety and municipal requirements. Assisted in the development of leather and composite helmets for the fire service to meet NFPA requirements and was owner of Paul Conway Helmets; prior to its sale to Lion in June 2000.
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At 11:24am on February 3, 2010, Brad Hoff said…
Saw the live feed last night and looking forward to tonights! Thanks for your sponsorship of The Battalion. Dave is a great guy.
At 2:14pm on February 2, 2010, Brad Hoff said…

Keep up the great work with the Battalion series! Just wondering if you could someday when you're not too busy, maybe give me some pointers on making decent furnace fronts!

Thanks Brother

Stay safe
At 9:49pm on November 8, 2008, Brian Meroney said…
Howdy paul from Texas... Notice the helmet?
At 6:27am on October 18, 2008, Ellen Brown said…
Hi're you doing?
At 6:50pm on October 7, 2008, Bobby Halton said…
John signed the book and it is going in the mail tomorrow morning.
At 6:36pm on October 6, 2008, Kristopher Holien said…
Cpt. Conway,
I think I used to speak with you on a conference call affiliated with a political race. Are you the same guy?
At 12:49am on October 6, 2008, jay comella said…
Hopefully this will turn out to be a good forum for exchange of ideas.

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