Averagejake Firefighter Podcast

Averagejake Firefighter Podcast

By Averagejake Firefighter Podcast
Averagejake Firefighter is a podcast for every firefighter from the probie to the experienced Chief Officer!
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Episode 40: Brave Fire Leader w/ Kelly Walsh and Dan Jones

Averagejake Firefighter Podcast

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Episode 41: Long Stretch Solutions
In this episode I talk about all the options for going beyond the standard preconnected hose lengths and the pros and cons of each of them.
1:01:48
August 7, 2020
Episode 40: Brave Fire Leader w/ Kelly Walsh and Dan Jones
In this episode we have a discussion about leadership with Kelly Walsh and Dan Jones who both provide a unique perspective in the nuances of leadership in today’s fire service
1:17:55
June 25, 2020
Episode 39: Firefighter Functional Fitness w/ Jim Moss and Dan Kerrigan
In this episode my good friends Jim Moss and Dan Kerrigan 2 guys who literally wrote the book come on and talk everything Firefighter Functional Fitness.
1:03:41
June 2, 2020
Episode 38: Anniversary
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.
49:11
May 5, 2020
Episode 37: Firefighter Fitness w/ Kara McDaniels from St. Florian Fitness
In this episode we discuss firefighter fitness with Kara McDaniels from St. Florian Fitness. We talk fitness philosophy, methods, and challenges for all fire service groups.
55:42
April 20, 2020
Episode 36: Building Construction w/ Tim Duffy
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.
53:08
April 9, 2020
Episode 35: 20,000 Alarms
In this episode I review the rare fire service legendary book “20,000 Alarms” published in 1975 by retired FDNY Rescue Company Lt. Richard Hamilton.
53:32
March 19, 2020
Fire Ground Commander minisode 4: Nick Martin
In this mini episode Nick Martin gives a preview of his class for this years Fire Ground Commander Conference!
15:47
February 28, 2020
Episode 34: Ten Commandments of the Company Officer for the Fire Ground
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!
55:53
February 21, 2020
Fire Ground Commander Minisode 3: Andy from Water Thieves
In this episode we interview Andy from the Water Thieves about his class he will be presenting at the 2020 FireGround Commander Conference
17:25
January 31, 2020
Fire Ground Commander Minisode 2: John Burruss
In this episode we interview John Burruss and preview his class that he will be presenting to the 2020 Fire Ground Commander Conference
17:18
January 29, 2020
Fire Ground Commander Minisode 1: OJ Magic City Truck
In this Mini Episode we give a preview of Oj from Magic City Truck Academy and the class he is bringing to the 2020 Fire Ground Commander Conference
18:21
January 24, 2020
Episode 33: A Conversation With Lex Shady
In this episode Lex Shady joins us on the podcast and we discuss everything from building construction to fitness!
55:07
January 12, 2020
Episode 32: The Initial On Scene Report
In this episode I discuss how and why I do the initial on scene report and sequence of events that precedes and follows.
52:41
November 26, 2019
Episode 31: The Masks We Wear
In this episode I discuss the article “The Masks We Wear” by Susan Sparks and how it relates to the fire service. We ask the question what mask are you wearing and why?
33:55
October 30, 2019
Episode 30: Crazy Youngsters
In this episode Robby talks about the “crazy youngsters” and “Johnny Come Lately’s” how we are failing them, how we need to reach them, and what we should be doing to be better.
48:25
October 7, 2019
Episode 29: 2019 Water On The Fire Conference Review w/ Chris Clark
In this episode I review the water on the Fire conference 2019 with Chris Clark. We talk about all things to do with WOTF 2019 and what we are looking forward to for WOTF 2020.
1:05:17
September 18, 2019
Episode 28: Brotherhood Ride w/Jeff Morse
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
44:25
August 23, 2019
Episode 27: Water Supply with The Water Thieves
In this episode I interview Andy from “The Water Thieves” we talk about maximizing hydrants, and moving lots of water!
56:48
August 6, 2019
Episode 26: Respectful Entry W/ John Buttrick
In this episode I interview Coastal Fire Training’s and Suffolk Va Firefighter John Buttrick about Respectful Entry.
9:49:29
July 18, 2019
Episode 25: Rural Volunteer Perspective an Interview w/ Nicole Strait
In this episode I interview Nicole Strait and get the perspective of the rural volunteer firefighter on a variety of topics, and why they shouldn’t be ignored.
54:04
June 26, 2019
Episode 24: More talk about search
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!
1:08:32
May 21, 2019
Episode 23: Engine Search
In this episode I discuss Engine Company search, The Who, what, and why behind it!
1:07:37
April 29, 2019
Episode 22: The Most Underutilized Educational Resource in the Fire Service
In this podcast I talk about the most underutilized educational resource in the fire service, The National Fire Academy.
1:02:17
March 28, 2019
Episode 21: Company Officer Leadership W/ Bobby Drake
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.
1:02:01
March 8, 2019
Episode 20: Risk is our business
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
41:24
February 20, 2019
Episode 19: 2019 CFT ODP Review
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
1:06:08
January 29, 2019
Episode 18: Winter Weather Operations
In this episode I talk about somethings to consider when faced with winter weather for the engine company and the firefighter.
42:52
January 13, 2019
Episode 17: Northern Star Fire w/ Jeff Dykes
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.
1:04:27
January 3, 2019
Episode 16: The Best Christmas Gift
In this Christmas Eve 2018 episode I discuss the best gift you can give for the fire service.
21:00
December 24, 2018
Episode 15: Top 10 books every Fire Officer should read w/ Brandon Douglas
In this episode Brandon Douglas and I discuss the top 10 books every Fire Officer should read as well as some fire service discussion.
1:10:47
December 3, 2018
Episode 14: Fire Ground Commander Preview w/ Ben Martin
In this episode I interview Ben Martin and we preview the Fire Ground Commander Conference coming to Henrico VA in March 2019
58:35
November 19, 2018
Episode 13: Surviving The Firehouse w/ Mauro Porcelli
In this episode I interview Mauro Porcelli author of the new book “Surviving the Firehouse”
54:21
November 6, 2018
Episode 12: Top 10 Books for Firefighters W/ Brandon Douglas
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/
53:19
October 18, 2018
Episode 11: Experience, Education, & Training
In this episode I discuss the Triangle of Firefighting Power! Experience, Education, & Training!
49:00
October 4, 2018
Episode 10: Masking Up!
In this episode I discuss the when, how, and why I wear my SCBA mask.
1:01:39
September 18, 2018
Episode 9: Creating Magic by Lee Cockerell
In this episode I go over one of my favorite non fire service leadership books, and how we can apply the lessons in the fire service at all levels
1:10:47
September 4, 2018
Episode 8 UHP W/ Evan Wing
This episode is an Interview with Evan Wing from HMA Fire and MIddleton Fire DIstrict. We talk everything UHP from science, to deployment!
1:03:27
August 17, 2018
Episode 7: Company Officer Development
In this episode I talk about the phases and pillars of company officer development and how you can apply them.
4:08:57
August 3, 2018
Episode 6: Legacy vs Impact
In this episode the difference in legacy and impact are discussed with help from an article by Benjamin Martin from embracetheresistance.com
44:53
July 19, 2018
Episode 5: COBC review w/ Daniel Meyers
In this episode we interview Daniel Meyers who recently returned from the Command Officer Boot Camp in Florida hosted by Curt Issakson of County Fire Tactics
42:42
June 28, 2018
Episode 4: Book Review CROSSfire Conflict Management
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
45:50
June 4, 2018
Episode 3: The 3 Hours
During this episode we discuss the 3 hours and how you can incorporate them into your on duty and off duty routine.
38:55
May 24, 2018
Episode 2 All About The 360
In this episode I talk about why to do a 360, What I look for during a 360, and several options on how to accomplish this
33:36
May 10, 2018
Episode 1 FDIC 2018
Starting off with some background on me, then getting into my experince from FDIC 2018
38:49
May 4, 2018