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Forcible Entry Challenge: The Rear Door

I posted these pictures on twitter (@averagejakeff) yesterday and got some good responses so I thought why not bring it to the masses! (or the 5 of you who read this site) Commonly the rear door of any occupancy is ...

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HELP DETROIT FIREFIGHTERS!

The National Firefighters Endowment (http://www.thethinredline.org/) has come up with a great program to help our brothers in Detroit. We all know that Detroit is in dire straights, the city has filed for bankruptcy, they are denying retirees benefits, and the ...

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Are You Ready For The Season?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIk0gZgbadk&w=420&h=315] The weather is getting cooler, and while usually that means we get excited at the increased chance that a fire will happen something else increases this time of year. All over the country youth, middle, junior high, and high school ...

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The Triple Split

A lot of engine companies out there utilize the “triple layer load”. It is a great hose load for low man power as 1 firefighter can deploy the entire cross lay in about 65 feet, and have the working coupling ...

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Elevator Rescue Class

Yesterday I had the chance to attend an Elevator Rescue Class put on by “Response Ready” https://www.facebook.com/pages/Response-Ready-LLC/138406339692022 Response Ready is a group of Officers, and Fireman from the City of Richmond (Virginia) and a few from Chesterfield County (Virginia) who ...

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Maybe being a “Yard Breather” Is Not A Bad Thing

I have written several times about my opinions on when to mask up, and when to wear your SCBA, if your new to the site or just do not remember click the links below: http://averagejakeff.wordpress.com/2010/08/11/another-fire-service-debate-masking-up-when-to-do-it/ http://averagejakeff.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/so-you-like-to-mask-up-in-the-yard/ http://averagejakeff.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/even-more-reason-to-wear-your-scba-interior-and-exterior/ http://averagejakeff.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/more-scba-stuff/ I have ...

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Are we a stepping stone?

Even as recently as my child hood (Which was not THAT long ago) I can never remember someone who got hired in the fire service leaving for other professions. Sure I know people who left departments to go to different ...

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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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