This is another video from Dale Pekel and in my opinion it is his best one yet. A while ago I posted another video from Dale talking about techniques to use with Personal Escape Systems:http://averagejakeff.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/bailout/ In it I also offered ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: February 2011
With the Spring and Summer months right around the corner thunderstorm season is coming along with it. This video depicts a fire that started due to a lightning strike. With the dense population in the western portion of the area ...Read More »
Brush Fires, Brush Fires, BRUSH FIRES!!!
Yesterday was a red flag day all across Virginia, departments all over the state were having significant events and this was no different here in Central Va. My department was bombarded with not only our own calls for service but ...Read More »
Why do you do that/this?
Ever since I have been at my new station I have gotten this question over and over and well over again. It is always directed to something I carry, or something I am doing on the fireground. Granted I may ...Read More »
Average Jake Published
Just wanted to give a quick post about my article that is now up for viewing on Fire Engineering’s website. Here is the direct link: http://www.fireengineering.com/index/articles/display/0117347484/articles/fire-engineering/fire-ems/engineco/2011/01/ems-from-the-jump-seat.html Its my first published article (except of course for this blog and our local ...Read More »
Did it start in the attic?
First off happy Valentines Day to each and every one (ok the one of you) who read this. Make sure you let the people you love know how much you love them, not just today but everyday. It’s a fact ...Read More »
This video is an oldie but a goody, and unless you have been under a rock somewhere I am sure you have seen it. As anyone who has ever been in a rip snorting attic fire (especially on the nozzle) ...Read More »
Apparently some people out there are not to fond of the job we do or the sacrifices we make. I wonder how some of these “suits” would fare working a 24, getting dirty, getting no sleep, and eating on the ...Read More »
February Drill of The Month: Side C Operations
This video from Gary Indiana, shows us a townhouse fire. The fire itself is not very significant and there are several learning points that can be viewed, however the focus of this post is operations on Side C of the ...Read More »
It has been a very busy few days for me. First and foremost my youngest son turned two, throw in going to a hockey game in DC, a UFC fight tonite, working my regular shifts at the station, and the ...Read More »