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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Multiple House Fire Tactics

A 2 part video from the Detroit Michigan Fire Department was recently posted on Statter911.com (a great blog by the way). While the Statter post was merely to inform of this fires occurence, I think there is a lot we can ...

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Are You a Fan of the Fan?

There has been a great Fire service debate about positive pressure ventilation (PPV) specifically when, how, and why to use it. I’ll be the first to say that I am not a big proponent of PPV use during the active phases of ...

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Fire Service Comparisons

I have a bad habit (well my wife says it’s a bad habit, so if it makes her mad I guess it is bad) of comparing the fire service to other jobs, or careers. For example if I am at a ...

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Halligan Hop 2.0

Hallagin Hop Ever have a wall to get over on the fire ground? Ever have a tall window to climb into? Here is an easy way to accomplish this task with the regular tools you carry with you on the ...

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Forcible Entry Case Study

Here is my first attempt at a you tube video. It is a short video on a forcible entry problem I encountered on an EMS run. While short I think the video emphasis the importance of not only visually sizing ...

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May Drill of the Month

Below is a link to a video posted on youtube.com focusing on forcible entry techniques. It demonstrates several 1 person techniques and a few 2 person techniques on a home-made forcible entry simulator. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1GicZRkNz8&playnext_from=TL&videos=Hyea6-Q428I This months drill wants you to ...

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One Man Ladder Drag

ONE MAN LADDER DRAG Here is a quick and easy tip on how to get multiple ladders to one point just click the link above for the document. And for those of you who dont like to read here is a ...

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FDNY Engine Companies

Here is an inside look at FDNY’s Engine Company Operations. This video details everything from the equipment they carry, to the tasks each position is assigned to carry out. How does yours compare? What special occupancies, or tools do you use ...

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Welcome

Welcome to the Average Jake Firefighter Blog site. This blog is going to bring to you an uncensored view on the fire service through the eyes of a guy who is running the line, making the back steps, and pumping ...

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