In this episode I celebrate my Anniversary with my current fire department and remind others to live up to their oath, live up to their interview, and remember the work and excitement they had to get a job in the fire service.
In this episode I interview Tim Duffy from Firefighters Battle Ground. He talks about his experience in the construction industry for 26 years and how he uses that to educate firefighters and operate on the fire ground more effectively.
In this episode I hope to refocus the fire service by recalibrating our compass point in the right direction. We will discuss the recent events and talk about the 10 commandments all company officers and aspiring company officers should be living by!
In this episode I interview Jeff Morse from the Brotherhood Ride. A yearly memorial ride for all first responders. Jeff’s story is impactful and we should all dedicate ourselves to something like this. Www.brotherhoodride.com
In this episode we continue our talk about search and the controversy with the VES definition and acronym. We also share some other thoughts from fire service authors on the subject and of course provide some opinions on all of it!
In this episode we interview Lt. Bobby Drake from Hanover (VA) Fire and EMS and he gives us his unique perspective on leadership, as well as discussing his CODE BLUE leadership philosophy and some lessons he learned in his first year as a company officer. Bobby will be teaching at Firehouse World in LA later this year.
In this episode I start off thanking everyone for helping along the way to 20 episodes! Then, I take a look on how risk is our business from an unusual source of inspiration. Make sure you check out all our sponsors Vanguard Safety Wear, Taylor’s Tins, Northern Star Fire, and The Fire Ground Commander Conference March 11-13 2019
In this episode I start out with a passage from the book EGO Is The Enemy, then get into the details of the recent CFT ODP that I attended. Make sure you listen to the end and support all the great companies that support me along the way like Vanguard Safety Wear, Taylors Tins, Northern Star Fire, and The Fire Ground Commander Conference
In this episode we ring in the new year with some passion as we get fired up for all that 2019 is going to bring, then an interview with Jeff Dykes, talking about the Northern Star Fire Compass & how you can use it to keep yourself oriented on the fire ground.
In this episode my guest Brandon Douglas and I discuss the top 10 books we think all firefighters should read. Take a second to look at Brandon’s website with the complete list with links to purchase http://brandonsdouglas.com/2018/10/16/average-jake-podcast-notes/
In this episode I review the book CROSSfire Taking the heat out of conflict management by Chief Randy Keirn. During the review I read passages and talk about how this book has impacted me as a fire officer, and aided me in conflict management