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GLOVE UP for PPE Removal

It should be no secret by now that the number 1 killer of firefighters is cardiac arrest. They are happening so often now they have become a predictable event. It is no longer an if it is a when this ...

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Something positive looms….

With all of the things happening in the world today, specifically the LODD’s in West Texas, and the Boston Marathon bombing it can be easy to dwell on the negative things in life. I was even discussing with my wife ...

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FDIC 2013!!!!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcAG0MEh9_8] JUST 53 DAYS UNTIL FDIC 2013!!!!!!!! Thats right folks 53 days until the largest, greatest, and most comprehensive fire service conference in the WORLD! I really get geeked up for this time of year. I got to go ...

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Are You Ready For When The Fight Goes Bad!

In Mixed Martial Arts and other combat sports fighters often train for the worst case scenario. They call this training “fight gone bad” training. It basically consists of getting put in bad positions and trying to get out of them. ...

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So much going on….

It has been a busy past few days here in Averagejake land. Final preparations for FDIC, studying for an impending promotional exam, running a ton of calls at work, working out, getting the kids to their various activities, dealing with seasonal allergies, ...

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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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Do You Have a Play for This?

Fast forward the video to about 1:56 in it you will see an exterior fire attack being performed. During this fire attack the firefighter on the nozzle goes down (unknown reason) and is experiencing some sort of medical emergency. After a ...

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