John Shafer
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  • Greencastle, IN
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Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Training Officer
Years in Fire/EMS:
16
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Greencastle
Years With Department/Agency
10
My Training:
Building Construction
About Me:
Fire Instructor
Relationship Status:
Single

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Trombe Walls

Posted on February 18, 2012 at 12:16pm 0 Comments

Since ancient times, people have used thick walls of adobe or stone to trap the sun’s heat

during the day and release it slowly and evenly at night to heat their buildings. Today’s

low-energy(green) buildings often improve on this ancient technique by incorporating a thermal

storage and delivery system called a Trombe wall.

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Search: Do you have a plan?

Posted on February 3, 2012 at 12:52pm 0 Comments

I would first like to say that the use of the following article is not meant to be an armchair quarterback or to be critical of the department involved. However I do feel it can be a learning opportunity for us, to at least review some basics of having a search plan.

Article:

A man died in a blaze after four firefighters failed to spot him during two searches of a burning building, an inquest heard today. Danny Holt, 33, collapsed in his lounge after a chip pan caught fire –…

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Photovoltaic Systems & Firefighter Safety a New UL Study

Posted on December 22, 2011 at 10:42am 0 Comments

Do you know what Photovoltaic (PV) is?           

Photo from UL study for Firefighter Safety and Photovoltaic Systems

What are the safety hazards with PV?

What  tactics should be used at fires with PV present?

How do I…

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2011 Indiana Emergency Response Conferance

Posted on May 16, 2011 at 8:47am 0 Comments

I am happy to announce that Chief Bill Newgent Greencastle Fire Department and I will be teaching Labeling Buildings at the 2011 Indiana Emergency Response Conference.

 

Labeling Buildings for the Fire Service

Presentation Summary

In today’s society, everything from coffee cups to toys come with some kind of warning label to alert people of potential danger. The question becomes: ”Why doesn’t the fire…

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At 5:46pm on January 3, 2012, DALE G. PEKEL said…

Hello John,

Thanks for the invite Brother! - All the best to you and your Department in 2012!

 

At 8:49am on November 2, 2011, Mariah Leavitt said…
Stay Safe!
At 10:19pm on October 9, 2010, lissa said…
lissa4love_u@hotmail.fr
Hello.
My Name is lissa I was impressed when i saw your profil at www.firefighternation.com
and will like you to email me back to my inbox so that i can send you my picture
for you to know who i am, i belive we can establish a long lasting
relationship with you. In addition,i will like you to reply me through my
private email box (lissa4love_u@hotmail.fr). This is because i dont know the
possibilities of remainning in forum for a long time please reply me to my email
ok. Thanks,waiting to hear from you soonest.
lissa.
At 11:28pm on September 5, 2010, Firewriter said…
Hi John, thanks for the add. Looking forward to seeing you in the groups and forums. Stay safe!
At 5:11pm on August 20, 2010, Firewriter said…
Welcome to FFN!
 
 
 

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