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Taylors Tins Product Review

I had been wanting a new shield and had been doing research on what would be best. My brother had gotten a metal shield and I really liked it, but the design options from this company just didn’t fit what ...

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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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Placards

Placards are used to help us identify what a vehicle is hauling. They usually have a corresponding number in the ERG to let us know what to do when we encounter the corresponding material. However would you be surprised to ...

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The 3 Hours

The 3 hours is something I live by and try an do every day. I talk about the 3 hours in every class I teach, every person I mentor, and every periscope I do. I have even mentioned it on ...

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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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DO YOU EVEN BLOG BRO?

It feels like forever since I have posted and if you look at the feed….well it has been. I have been getting the “Do you still blog?” question a lot lately so I figured I should address it. Short answer ...

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Averagejake Tactical Simulation 7

In this simulation responding companies are faced with a fire in an apartment complex with an enclosed interior stair. As always when viewing these take into account your department, resources, etc. when discussing tactics. As always sharing with your crew ...

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