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What We Have To Live Up To…

My oldest son recently had to do a project on a medical based career. Without prompting he chose EMT/Paramedic as his project. He had to research salaries, job duties, job availability, etc. He however added the slide pictured above again ...

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A Good Reminder….

  Today I was lucky enough to get to be the special guest “mystery reader” for my youngest son’s 4th grade class. March at the school is reading month and his teacher tries to get “mystery readers” to come in ...

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Geniuses and Visionaries

For the last few days I have had the chance to be on staff for the Fire Ground Commander Conference. It was a tremendous learning experience on multiple levels. I learned what it truly takes to run a conference with ...

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Teaching The Working Length

The working length of hose is critical when it comes to an engine companies ability to rapidly extinguish a fire. The working length is that first 50 feet of hose from the nozzle to the first coupling. It is the ...

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The Four B’s of the 360

Read any NIOSH report and failure to do a 360 is usually mentioned as a contributing factor. Unfortunately this has turned the 360 into a check box item rather than something to do in order to gain the entire fire ...

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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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What is your ACTION for 2016?

As we come into a new year, reflection is and should be on our mind. This is usually a time for resolutions, or committing to something new in your life. There have been massive debates for years on tactics, health ...

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Averagejake Tactical Simulation 4

The above simulation depicts a fire during the holiday season. I have explained the challenges with holiday season fires in a previous post here please take a moment to read it. Does the time of year affect your firefighting operations? How ...

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Averagejake Tactical Simulation 2

Commercial Building Fire Occupancy Type: Pharmacy What is your size up? What is your mode of operation? What is your initial attack plan? hose line? Rescue Profile? If going to search, how? Starting point? As usual share with your crew, ...

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