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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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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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Fire and Fuel Apparel Review

For the last few months I have been given the great opportunity to review some products from the Fire and Fuel Apparel company http://www.fireandfuelapparel.com/ specifically the Phoenix shirt sleeve, Taking Care of our Own short sleeve, and Skull and Nozzle stretch fit hat. To ...

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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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Using The Station For Training

Sometimes we can not get to our local training centers for training, but if we look around the firehouse we can utilize our every day surroundings to gain some quality training!  Your station hydrant can be used for more than ...

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What’s on the end?

One of the techniques the department I work for utilizes is a leader line for stretches over 300 feet. This leader line is 3 inch hose, dead loaded in the rear next to the 5 inch supply hose. The length ...

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