FDIC 2017 My Story

Another FDIC has come and gone and what an FDIC it was! I have attended FDIC several times starting in 2001, I even attended the old FDIC East in Atlantic city twice. After going about 6-7 years in a row ...

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Chalk Saw Drill

The above video is a description of a simple drill you can utilize at your firehouse to practice roof ventilation with limited resources. While nothing can ever take the place of venting a real roof, those chances are few and ...

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Leading From The Middle

“You are trying to do the hardest thing possible, you are trying to lead from the middle” Chief Andrew Baxter *The above quote was told to me by Chief Baxter at a low point in my fire service career. I ...

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Averagejake Tactical Simulation 8

The above video is the next in line in the tactical simulation series. This actually depicts a similar fire in my department that recently occurred. As always the goal is to view this from the eyes of YOUR department. What ...

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DO YOU EVEN BLOG BRO?

It feels like forever since I have posted and if you look at the feed….well it has been. I have been getting the “Do you still blog?” question a lot lately so I figured I should address it. Short answer ...

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Averagejake Tactical Simulation 7

In this simulation responding companies are faced with a fire in an apartment complex with an enclosed interior stair. As always when viewing these take into account your department, resources, etc. when discussing tactics. As always sharing with your crew ...

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