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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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Averagejake Tactical Simulation 1

Above is the first in a line of tactical simulations using Sims U Share simulation technology. The purpose is to take these simulations and sit down with your department, shift, etc. and go over what you would do in your ...

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CHECK YOUR NOZZLES!!!!!

Please view the short video of a documented nozzle failure while training. I feel it is imperative that all engine companies check and inspect their nozzles, to ensure they will function when needed. I must also add that this particular ...

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