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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 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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The More You Know

Does anyone else remember “The More You Know” PSA’s from the late 80’s and early 90’s? If not here is a refresher. Remember now? I have been thinking a lot about leadership, decision making, and of course the hot topic ...

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Adding Reality To Your Drills

I know this statement is going to shock some of you, but I LOVE THE FIRE DEPARTMENT! I really do! I love the calls, the shift, the brotherhood, the training, pretty much everything! I am the guy who after working ...

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March Drill Of The Month: Hoselines

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHzam9ijOA0] This is coming a little late in the month, but there is still time to do it! We just had a recruit school graduate at work and my shift was assigned a rookie. I love getting rookies. It really ...

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October Drill Of The Month: The Handcuff Knot

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNHPVMVC9jk] Short sweet and to the point, the handcuff knot is vital to RIT/RIC operations. It can be used to attach to down firefighters either using the loops created by tying the knot, or using those loops and attaching a ...

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September Drill Of The Month: Hydrant Man

It is not glorious, glamorous, or even a desirable position to fill. However the hydrant and the hydrant man are VITAL to succesful fireground operations. In order to perform aggressive interior operations we need to establish a continuous supply of water as ...

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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 ...

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