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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