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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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Averagejake Tactical Simulation 6

The above simulation is #6 in the line of tactical simulations. This depicts a fire in a converted gas/service station that now houses a tire shop and is full of tires. While viewing the simulation take into account your department, ...

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Averagejake Tactical Simulation 5

The latest in the line of tactical simulation utilizing What is your on scene report? What is your mode of operation? Where would you position apparatus? What is your initial hand line choice? If in interior fire attack mode, where ...

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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 3

Another Tactical Simulation in the Averagejake Tactical Simulation Series. This simulation (using  Sims U Share ) depicts a commercial occupancy under construction, with a fire in a dumpster with trash tube connected to the interior of the building. What is your ...

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