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Monthly Archives: September 2010
This weekend is the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg Maryland. While some of you may be going to this event, I know a lot of people not only do not attend but do not even know ...Read More »
Still think you do not need to wear your SCBA?
On the heels of the “Respiratory Disease and the Fire Service” report released by the IAFF, and IAFC a few weeks ago http://averagejakeff.wordpress.com/2010/09/16/iaff-and-usfa-release-respiratory-disease-and-the-fire-service-document/ comes a study on how not wearing SCBA affects your heart as well. This study was done by the ...Read More »
While I am usually always excited for FDIC as it is in my opinion the premier fire service conference in the world, this years is even more special. I have been selected to teach a “classroom session” (a 1 hour ...Read More »
Brains or Balls?
The video link I posted here http://averagejakeff.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/aggressive/ has really sparked some serious conversation over at Statter911.com and TheBravestonline.com. Some more information is out about the video as well and it seems that the house was not 100% involved (2 rooms on ...Read More »
EMS a “Drain” on the fire service?
Most of you who read this a lot know that I look at certain blogs and websites daily. One of those websites is “TheBravestonline.com”. It is a decent video site, and has a forum section for discussion, unfortunately the discussion is ...Read More »
IAFF and USFA release “Respiratory Disease and the Fire Service” Document
http://www.firehouse.com/files/article_pdfs/RespiratoryDiseases_andtheFireService.pdf The above link will take you to the “Respiratory Disease and the Fire Service” document issued by the IAFF, and USFA. It is a completely comprehensive document explaining everything from how the respiratory system and its various components work, to talking about ...Read More »
First of all I apologize for the lack of activity for the last few days. I was at the NASCAR race for 3 days, and of course yesterday was the opening NFL weekend. There are very few things I like ...Read More »
September Drill of the Month
On the heels of another “Confined Space” LODD http://www.firefighterclosecalls.com/news/fullstory/newsid/116155 this months drill is about Confined Space Rescue Safety, and Procedures. Just a few months ago the IAFC issues a “Safety Stand Down” referencing Confined Space operations after several LODD in a short time ...Read More »
This saturday is the 9th anniversary of the tragedy that occurred on 9/11/01. A lot has changed since then a lot of things for the better and some for the worse. I remember right after the attacks firefighters every where were viewed as heroes. ...Read More »