Averagejake Firefighter is a podcast for every firefighter from the probie to the experienced Chief Officer!
In this episode I talk about having a purpose behind our actions, inspired by an article.
In this episode I give an update on what’s been going on the past few months, why it’s ok to love the job, how to reach that firefighter that seems to not love it, and asks the question what investment are you making in you?
In this episode the author of Leadership Values Chief Gary Appleby shares his fire service wisdom and experience with the listeners.
Buckle your seat belts because this is one of the most motivational and inspirational episodes ever on the podcast. Julian Serrano spits straight fire as he talks about his philosophy on life, fitness, mentorship, and the fire service!
In this episode after a short catch up, I go into engine company riding assignments, a companion podcast to Mission Vision and Values from Episode 58.
In this episode Chief Frank Viscuso discusses his leadership philosophies and the class he is teaching to lead off this years Fire Ground Commander Conference
In this episode Jason Patton yes that Jason Patton of Fire Dept. Chronicles fame details the class he is teaching at this years Fire Ground Commander Conference! Don’t delay register today!
In this episode Captain Dena Ali gives a preview of the class she is presenting at this years Fire Ground Commander Conference!
In this episode James Johnson details the class he is teaching virtually via zoom for this years Fire Ground Commander!
In this episode Bassel Ibrahim bring details his Proactive RIT class that he is bringing to this years Fire Ground Commander Conference!
In this episode Jonathan Brumley details his class at this years Fire Ground Commander Conference
In this episode Chief Jonah Smith details the class he is bringing to this years Fire Ground Commander Conference.
In this episode I detail my expectations of my self and the people I have been fortunate enough to supervise in the past and how they have evolved over the years as my role and I have evolved as a leader and person. I also detail what I think Mission Vision and Values are, how to share them and why they are important.…
In the episode I review the book Leadership Values by Chief Gary Appleby and talk about why it spoke to me and the lessons I’ve gained by reading it.
In this episode I discuss the Baltimore LODD and how instead of making negative comments on social media, to take that energy and make a positive impact on your shift or department
In this episode I highlight what I’m thankful for and why, and how to not only speak it but live it! Happy thanksgiving!!
In this episode we talk about what happens when the coach loses the locker room and some suggestions on what to do, how to prevent it, and how to win anyway!
In this episode I recap where I’ve been the last few months and talk about the culture of fire service extreme points of view.
In this episode Jim Kenney highlights his class for the 2021 Fire Ground Commander conference
In this episode we start with an interview with Jeff Morse from the Brotherhood Ride, after we discuss if you should try and promote and what to think about before you do.
In this episode I discuss all things RIT and firefighter rescue with Stacy Nolen. We cover real world firefighter rescue, and things you should be doing and studying!
In this episode I discuss church fires with Geroge McNeil and also celebrate the 50th episode!!!!!!
I think his episode I honor the recently passed commissioner and chief of the Boston Fire Department Leo Stapleton by covering his two books “30 years on the line” and “commish”
In this episode we interview Shawn from Max Fire Box and have a discussion about fire behavior, training, passion, and the Max Fire Box.
In this episode I discuss what I think you need to focus on to become a firefighter.
After an update on where I have been and what’s coming down the pike for the Averagejake, we get into how we can maximize our commute to work by turning our commute into a classroom.
It’s the yearly Christmas episode. In this episode I highlight 2 inspirational stories that have helped to refocus me during this difficult year and difficult time of year. I also talk about a special for the holiday 4th hour to add to our daily routine.
In this episode Eric Wheaton from VentEnterSearch.com highlights his class for the 2021 FireGround Commander Conference
The FGC Mini Episodes are back for the 2021 conference in this mini episode Ben Schultz highlights the class he is bringing to this years conference
In this episode I discuss how we need to adjust our training and responses during the holiday season.
In this episode I have a conversation with Chris Clark and Jordan Hood about all things Carolina Firemanship including the up coming conference of the same name.
In this episode I talk No Exceptions Leadership with Chief Jason Hovelman
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.
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
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.
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 we discuss firefighter fitness with Kara McDaniels from St. Florian Fitness. We talk fitness philosophy, methods, and challenges for all fire service groups.
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 review the rare fire service legendary book “20,000 Alarms” published in 1975 by retired FDNY Rescue Company Lt. Richard Hamilton.
In this mini episode Nick Martin gives a preview of his class for this years Fire Ground Commander Conference!
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 we interview Andy from the Water Thieves about his class he will be presenting at the 2020 FireGround Commander Conference
In this episode we interview John Burruss and preview his class that he will be presenting to the 2020 Fire Ground Commander Conference
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
In this episode Lex Shady joins us on the podcast and we discuss everything from building construction to fitness!
In this episode I discuss how and why I do the initial on scene report and sequence of events that precedes and follows.
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?
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.
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.
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