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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 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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Unconventional Preplanning

Before I even start let me clarify, there is no substitute for getting out in your district. It is the best way to gain knowledge of the buildings currently in your area, and if you are not you should be ...

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The Bear Crawl

The above video is something I have been working on for a little bit. Riding with only 3 firefighters on an engine it forces the officer to double as the officer and the back up firefighter on the hose line, ...

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Simple Saw Prop

If you have been reading his site for any length of time, you know that I am always looking for ways to get great training. I am lucky that I work for a department that has a phenomenal training center ...

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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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Are You Ready For The Christmas Fire?

I had a post similar to this a few years ago on the old site but a lot of these things need repeating. While a reduction of Christmas tree and Christmas decoration fires has been noticeable in the last few years ...

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