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  • Mechanicsville
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Enging Company Search: Split Level House

Engine Company Search: Split Level House Life Safety is the fire services number one priority, typically accomplished by searching for victims of fire inside fire buildings. This is a high risk, high man power, and high intensity tactic that must be planned and coordinated. However, fire departments all over the country…See More
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Engine Company Search: Tri Level House

Engine Company Search: Tri Level HouseLife Safety is the fire services number one priority, typically accomplished by searching for victims of fire inside fire buildings. This is a high risk, high man power, and high intensity tactic that must be planned and coordinated. However, fire departments all over the country often…See More
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Engine Company Search: Ranch House

Engine Company Search: Ranch HouseLife Safety is the fire services number one priority, typically accomplished by searching for victims of fire inside fire buildings. This is a high risk, high man power, and high intensity tactic that must be planned and coordinated. However, fire departments all over the country often are faced…See More
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Profile Information

Lives in:
Mechanicsville Va
Department:
Henrico Fire
Title/rank:
Captain
Years of public service:
20
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Staffing, funding, real life training
Professional Qualifications:
ff1,ff2,EMT-B,Instructor1 and 2, Officer 4, DPO, Aerial Operator, Confined Space, Vehicle rescue, Heavy Vehicle rescue, Rope Rescue 1, IMS, Haz-Mat OPS, May Day Frefighter Down, Advanced Engine and Truck Ops,NREMT-I, BS Fire Science Columbia Southern University, NFA Managing Officer Charter Class
Topics you provide training for:
Engine Company and Truck Company ops, Fire fighter safety and survival. Classroom presenter FDIC 2011,2012,2013 and FIREHOUSE EXPO 2012, Virginia Fire Officer Academy, Firefighter Cardiac Arrest
Areas of expertise:
Engine Ops, Firefighter Cardiac Arrest
Bio:
20 years in the fire service. Began as a volunteer with Mechanicsville VFD at age 15. Hired by Stafford County Fire and Rescue as a career firefighter at age 20. Currently with the Henrico County Division of Fire assigned to Station 7. Married with a 11 and 8 year old sons. I also enjoy baseball,football, MMA, and NASCAR.
Web site:
http://www.averagejakefirefighter.com

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Enging Company Search: Split Level House

Engine Company Search: Split Level House





Life Safety is the fire services number one priority, typically accomplished by searching for victims of fire inside fire buildings. This is a high risk, high man power, and high intensity tactic that must be planned and coordinated. However, fire…

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Posted on March 1, 2018 at 11:35am — 1 Comment

Engine Company Search: Tri Level House

Engine Company Search: Tri Level House



Life Safety is the fire services number one priority, typically accomplished by searching for victims of fire inside fire buildings. This is a high risk, high man power, and high intensity tactic that must be planned and coordinated. However, fire…

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Posted on February 12, 2018 at 9:39am

Engine Company Search: Ranch House

Engine Company Search: Ranch House



Life Safety is the fire services number one priority, typically accomplished by searching for victims of fire inside fire buildings. This is a high risk, high man power, and high intensity tactic that must be planned and coordinated. However, fire departments all over the…

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Posted on January 31, 2018 at 2:03pm

The 3 Hours

The 3 hours is something I live by and try an do every day. I talk about the 3 hours in every class I teach, every person I mentor, and every periscope I do. I have even mentioned it on several podcasts such as the Firefighter Training Podcast with Chief Peter Lamb specifically in this episode…

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Posted on November 20, 2017 at 12:20pm

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 money length of hose! If you can get that length to the fire room rapidly then your chances of putting the fire out multiply exponentially. However I feel that even though it is emphasized in training, students still miss the mark on its importance or even recognizing it.…

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Posted on November 20, 2017 at 12:17pm

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