Thread: what is a jake?
10-08-2007, 02:02 PM #1
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what is a jake?
what is a jake?I here some guys on here refer to ff's as jakes.
10-08-2007, 02:05 PM #2
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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10-09-2007, 06:40 PM #3
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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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