It’s Not A Mold It’s A Standard! Tom Brands Iowa Wrestling Coach, NCAA Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist When I was a kid growing up the Iowa Hawkeye Wrestling Team was the STANDARD! They won multiple National Championships as a team ...Read More »
Johnny Come Lately
Johnny-come-lately noun John·ny-come-late·ly | \ ˈjä-nē-(ˌ)kəm-ˈlāt-lē \ plural Johnny-come-latelies or Johnnies-come-lately Definition of Johnny-come-lately 1: a late or recent arrival : NEWCOMER 2: UPSTARTestablished families tend to hold themselves above the Johnny-come-latelies— William Zeckendorf †1976 I have heard this phrase a lot lately especially when referencing “new” instructors, authors, opinion speakers in the ...Read More »
Some out there may think this is nerdy, but that’s fine with me! When I was coming up as a cadet and junior member in the Mechanicsville VFD I was exposed to EMERGENCY! It can on reruns everyday around 4PM ...Read More »
The fire department is in trouble and it is all our fault….. It started with the “all hazards” approach we took on EMS which made sense and still does but then Haz-mat, technical rescue, water rescue, dive rescue, drones, and ...Read More »
What We Have To Live Up To…
My oldest son recently had to do a project on a medical based career. Without prompting he chose EMT/Paramedic as his project. He had to research salaries, job duties, job availability, etc. He however added the slide pictured above again ...Read More »
A Good Reminder….
Today I was lucky enough to get to be the special guest “mystery reader” for my youngest son’s 4th grade class. March at the school is reading month and his teacher tries to get “mystery readers” to come in ...Read More »
What’s Been Going On!!!!!!!!!!!!
WOW it has been a little bit of time since I have been able to post to the blog, but it has been an exciting time! I have been teaching, training, and podcasting and it has truly been a great ...Read More »
Did you know I have a Podcast?
Yes it is true in addition to the blogging and YouTube content I know have added a podcast to the “vast” media empire that is Averagejake Firefighter ( I kid I kid) But seriously folks I have gotten into ...Read More »
Friends on Firefighter Training Podcast
I am an avid listener to Chief Pete Lamb’s Firefighter Training Podcast, and have been a guest twice. Recently two people near and dear to me have been guests as well. First my wife Karen author of Incident Command for ...Read More »
Guest on Firefighter Training Podcast
I am a about a week or so late with this, but I was lucky enough for Chief Pete Lamb to have me on the Firefighter Training Podcast again as a guest last week. We discussed FDIC, my strategy for ...Read More »