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 »
Lessons Learned From a Recent Fire!
I have always thought it is important to review every incident for areas I can improve on, because contrary to what you may read on social media NO ONE IS PERFECT! Not only that no one has it all figured ...Read More »
Teaching The Working Length
The working length of hose is critical when it comes to an engine companies ability to rapidly extinguish a fire. The working length is that first 50 feet of hose from the nozzle to the first coupling. It is the ...Read More »
Leadership Tunnel Vision
Webster’s Dictionary defines Tunnel Vision as: constriction of the visual field resulting in loss of peripheral vision extreme narrowness of viewpoint : narrow-mindedness; also : single-minded concentration on one objective In the Fire service, we often associate “tunnel vision” ...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 »
Averagejake Tactical Simulation 6
The above simulation is #6 in the line of tactical simulations. This depicts a fire in a converted gas/service station that now houses a tire shop and is full of tires. While viewing the simulation take into account your department, ...Read More »
Firefighter Podcast Guest Appearance
I was honored to be given the chance to be a guest on The Firefighter Podcast The Firefighter Podcast to discuss Firefighter Cardiac Arrest. This is a very important topic that I have written and presented on several times, and ...Read More »
What is your ACTION for 2016?
As we come into a new year, reflection is and should be on our mind. This is usually a time for resolutions, or committing to something new in your life. There have been massive debates for years on tactics, health ...Read More »
CHECK YOUR NOZZLES!!!!!
Please view the short video of a documented nozzle failure while training. I feel it is imperative that all engine companies check and inspect their nozzles, to ensure they will function when needed. I must also add that this particular ...Read More »
Before I even start let me clarify, there is no substitute for getting out in your district. It is the best way to gain knowledge of the buildings currently in your area, and if you are not you should be ...Read More »