Robert C. Owens Sr. is a captain and EMT intermediate with the Henrico County, Virginia Division of Fire. He began his fire service career with the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and previously served as a career firefighter in Stafford County, Virginia.
Owens is a certified Fire Instructor II and Fire Officer IV by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs, and a Mass Casualty Incident Management instructor for the Virginia Office of EMS. He graduated as a member of the Charter Class for the National Fire Academy’s Managing Officer Program and holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia Southern University.
He is perhaps best known for the AverageJakeFirefighter.com Blog and for hosting the Average Jake Firefighter Podcast.