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June 7th - 9th 2024, Wolfville, Nova Scotia


Strategies and Tactics

Daniel Sheridan

Battalion Chief

3rd Battalion, FDNY

Saturday Afternoon13:00 - 14:30 

Saturday Afternoon15:00 - 16:30 


Strategies and Tactics

Strategy and Tactics used to combat the situation. We will address in order of importance the tactics that will be employed for success.

Everything we do will be based on the size up that was performed and the location of the emergency. These also don’t necessarily need to be done in an exact order but rather listed in order of importance.

This is designed for all ranks from Chief to firefighter. Everyone on scene needs to be on the same page. The firefighters need to know what the IC is looking for and vice versa. The hope is that everyone will walk away with a better understanding as to what is expected on the fire ground.


Dan has been in the Fire Service for 37 years. He was assigned to Ladder 17 in the South Bronx in 1986. He worked 5 years in Ladder 17 before transferring to Squad 41. In September 1995 he was promoted to Lieutenant and worked in SOC and Harlem. In 2003 he was again promoted to Captain. In his 22 years as an officer and firefighter, he received 9 meritorious awards. In 2008 Dan was promoted again to Battalion Chief where he has been now for past 15 years commanding the Third Battalion for 10 years.

Dan has been instructing at FDIC International for the past 20 years. He formed a training group in 2002 that helped serve fire departments in Latin America that still is in existence today. In 2005 after his voluntary deployment to New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he was invited on to the FDNY IMT in the Operations Section. Dan was part of a small group that created and ran a water delivery task force. This team stayed in New Orleans two years to assist the NOFD with water delivery while the hydrant system was repaired.