Shane is a retired Firefighter from the Winnipeg Fire Department and is currently the Manager for the Pre-service Firefighter Education and Training Program at Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He also serves as a volunteer Firefighter on the Oliver Paipoonge Fire Rescue. Shane is the Training Co-ordinator for the Zone 1 Mutual Aid.
Shane takes a great deal of pride in promoting Public Fire Safety Education and is a facilitator for the Ambers Fire Safety Campaign where he travels to remote First Nations Communities, enthusiastically teaching children in the schools and adults in the community about fire prevention and safety. With tremendous passion and conviction to save lives, Shane created an interactive home escape plan game called “The Great Escape” which is being utilized around the world.
Shane has received the following awards:
• 2004 International Association of Firefighters 2nd place for their Media Award
• 2005 Mayor Distinguished “Firefighter of The Year” Award
• 2005 Today’s parent “Life Saver” Award for Kids Sake
• 2006 international Association Fire Chiefs “Fire Service” “Award of Excellence”
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