Home | 2012 (page 7)

Yearly Archives: 2012

FDIC 2012 Tomorrow!!!!!

The best, and largest Fire Department Conference in the WORLD begins tomorrow! Tomorrow and Tuesday HOT (Hands On Training) and pre conference workshops begin tomorrow. I along with my wife, brother, father, and father in law will be flying out ...

Read More »

Just alot of stuff….

This post is going to be all over the place so strap in now! First it has been a bad few days for LODD’s all over the nation. Maine, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and now Pennsylvania (specifically Philadelphia) have all experienced LODD’s within the past few ...

Read More »

So much going on….

It has been a busy past few days here in Averagejake land. Final preparations for FDIC, studying for an impending promotional exam, running a ton of calls at work, working out, getting the kids to their various activities, dealing with seasonal allergies, ...

Read More »

Whats Our Creed

A few weeks ago I read a post on WWW.Workingthejob.com by Jason Jeffries. In his post he dissected the Navy Seal Creed and how its ideals applied (or should apply to the fire service). While he is not comparing the Firefighters to ...

Read More »

Medical Mayday

We all know the statistics that are out there. Firefighters and other emergency services workers are dying of cardiovascular issues typically heart attacks that cause cardiac arrest. However we still focus our firefighter rescue training on drags, bailouts, etc. While ...

Read More »

IAFF/NIST Crew Size Study

Unless you have been living under a rock, I am sure you have heard about the IAFF/NIST Study on Crew Size Effectiveness. They published the study, and now have this video explaining and showing the difference. Now those of us ...

Read More »

Wildfire Pro App Review

I was contacted a few weeks ago by Firewhat.com (www.firewhat.com) and asked to review their Wild Fire Pro App for the Iphone, well since I don’t have an Iphone I had to pass the review on to my brother Danny O below ...

Read More »

VA LODD

It has been a tough year for Virginia already and today with the announcement of the loss of another brother this time from Norfolk Fire and Rescue. Lets keep the family of Jonathan Myers and the Norfolk Fire and Rescue ...

Read More »

NEVER GIVE UP

We may often fall short of our goals, but we must still never give up and never quit. We owe it to our families, citizens, and brothers to be the very best we can be every shift. 1 hour in ...

Read More »