Thread: what is a jake?

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    what is a jake?I here some guys on here refer to ff's as jakes.

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    A Jake is simply a Firefighter. The term comes from the Northeast, Boston area.

    It is thought to have originated from the term J-Key, which I believe was the tool carried to reset call boxes back in the day.

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    mcaldwell nailed it on the head!!
    "I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we know the work which a fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling."

    Edward F. Croker
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    Fire Dept. City of New York

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