About Paul Shapiro

paul-shapiroPaul Shapiro specializes in the research, development and training of large flow water delivery systems and fire stream management.  His extensive research and outcomes of large diameter hose, both as supply and discharge lines, has been published frequently in fire service trade magazines.  Paul has made significant contributions to fire response efficiency with his application-based research of large caliber fire streams working with handline and master stream operations.

Paul has been involved with the fire service since 1981, and has served Las Vegas as an Engineer with the City of Las Vegas Fire & Rescue for 28 years until his retirement.  In March of 2007 his department gave him the Engineer of the Year award for 2006.  He is a certified Fire Instructor III for the State of Nevada, has served on the faculty of many fire academies throughout the United States, and was named Instructor of the Year, 1999, by the Colorado Fire Academy.  Paul is recognized nationally as an expert in his field, and is also the author of the popular book, Layin’ the Big Lines, a book on Large Flow Water Delivery.

 

 

Some of the organizations that Paul has worked with include:

  • South Metro Fire Academy, Denver, CO
  • Cottage Grove Fire Protection District, OR
  • Woodinville Fire and Life Safety Department, WA
  • Clark County Fire Department, Las Vegas, NV
  • Gary Fire Department, IN
  • Glendale Fire Department, CA
  • Stockton Fire Department, CA
  • National Park Service, Lake Mead, NV
  • Las Vegas Fire Department, NV
  • Huntington Beach Fire Department, CA
  • Wilson Fire Department, NC
  • Task Force Tips Nozzles
  • Colorado State Firefighters Academy, Durango, CO
  • Chesterton Fire Department, IN
  • Plano Fire Department, TX
  • Animas Fire Protection District, Durango, CO
  • Lafayette Fire Protection Association, LA
  • Texas Association of Fire Educators Convention, Austin, TX
  • St. Louis County Fire Academy, St. Louis, MO
  • Mishawaka Fire Department, IN
  • Galveston County Training Officers Assoc., League City, TX
  • Washington State Fire Fighters Association, Wenatchee, WA
  • Wood River Refining Company, Roxana, IL
  • West Hartford Fire Department,, CT
  • Fort Mohave Mesa Fire Department, AZ
  • Richmond Fire Department, IN
  • Kokomo Fire Department, IN
  • Los Angeles City Fire Department, CA
  • Los Angeles County Fire Department, CA
  • California State Fire Explorers Association
  • North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Incline Village, NV
  • International Association of Fire Chiefs Convention
  • King County Fire Training Officer’s Association, Issaquah, WA
  • East Pierce Fire Department, Bonney Lake, WA
  • Dallas Fire Department, Dallas, OR
  • FDIC East, Indianapolis, IN
  • FDIC West, Sacramento, CA
  • Firehouse World, San Diego, CA
  • Firehouse Expo, Baltimore, MD
  • Fire Rescue Expo, Las Vegas, NV
  • Fire Rescue Expo Norfolk, Va
  • Fire Rescue International, Indianapolis, IN
  • Gilroy Fire Department, CA
  • Utah State Fire Training Association
  • North Shore Fire Department, WA
  • Tualatin Fire and Rescue, OR
  • Vancouver Fire Department, WA
  • Cranberry Fire Department, PA
  • Bullhead City Fire Department, AZ
  • Alhambra Fire Department, CA
  • Monterey Park Fire Department, CA
  • Montebello Fire Department, CA
  • Culver City Fire Department, CA
  • Sparks Fire Department, NV
  • Boulder City Fire Department, NV
  • Henderson Fire Department, NV
  • Grandbury Fire Department, TX
  • League City Fire Department, TX
  • Old Forge Fire Department, NY
  • Aptos Fire Department, CA
  • Watsonville Fire Department, CA
  • Indiana State Fire Training Association
  • Coram Fire Department, NY
  • F.E.T.N., TX
  • Mesa Fire Department, AZ
  • Incline Village Fire Department, NV
  • Arcadia Fire Department, CA
  • Michigan City Fire Department, IN
  • San Bernardino Fire Department, CA
  • Detroit Fire Department, MI
  • Hualapai Valley Fire Department, Kingman, AZ
  • Terra Haute Fire Department, IN
  • Carson City Fire Department, NV
  • Sacramento Metro Fire Department, CA
  • Fort Worth fire department, TX
  • Tempe Fire Department, AZ
  • Valdivia Fire Department, Chile.
  • Santiago Fire Department, Chile
  • San Gabriel Fire Department, Ca
  • Brea Fire Department, Ca
  • Valparaiso Fire Department, In
  • Valley Regional Fire Authority, Wa
  • North Las Vegas Fire Department, Nv
  • Campbell County Fire Department, Wy
  • Hemet Fire Department, Ca
  • Fort Worth Fire Department, Tx
  • Colorado City Fire Department, Az

 

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