JOHN SHAFER is a 25-year veteran of the fire service and is currently Chief of Training & Safety at the Washington Township/Avon Fire Department. John is a recognized instructor who has traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada delivering specialized training programs on Building Construction, Fireground Search, Fire Behavior, Firefighter Safety, and the Close the Door initiative. He has taught nationally at FDIC, Firehouse World, and Firehouse Expo. He is the current President of the Indiana Fire Instructors Association.
John has not only authored fire service training material online, but also wrote a chapter titled Search for Suburban Fire Tactics (Pennwell Books) and was a Technical Reviewer and Contributor for the following fire service textbooks: Evidence-Based Practices for Strategic and Tactical Firefighting (Jones & Bartlett), Principles of Fire Behavior and Combustion, 4th edition (Jones & Bartlett), and Brannigan’s Building Construction for the Fire Service, 5th edition (Jones & Bartlett.)
JEREMIAH COOK is a 12-year veteran of the fire service from Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition to serving as a line firefighter, lieutenant, and EMS coordinator, Jeremiah has over 20 years experience in distributed education technology which he leverages to provide cutting-edge fire service education to students throughout the state. He pioneered the current Instructor I hybrid delivery program and currently works at Indianapolis EMS as an information technology engineer and adjunct instructor. He is Technology Director for the Indiana Fire Instructors Association.