Jumpseat Radio 057 PIO with Kevin Sur

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Jumpseat Radio 057 PIO with Kevin Sur In this week’s edition of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington welcomes his good friend, and PIO Master, Kevin Sur.  Kevin travels around the world serving in multiple roles with local, state, and federal government agencies preparing for emergencies. Kevin is a Social Media Master that teaches the benefits […]

Lessons from Live Fire Evolutions

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During a recent 1403 Burn firefighters from around our region gained experience about many fire dynamic variables. One of the biggest was controlling the air.  Controlling the airflow is a major concern for interior operations. This video shows the opening of an air-tract during one of the evolution and its effects on the fire gasses. […]

Batman and a Firefighter?

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It was just a typical Saturday around the house watching football and lounging like any male sports fan would. When my wife returned home from a trip to the store with a car full of items. Food, some household goods, Firsthand there it was. In all of its greatness, a batman printed blanket with sleeves. […]

Jumpseat Radio 056: Google Hangout with the Jumpseat Nation

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In this week’s episode of Jumpseat Radio Host Ryan Pennington welcomes various firefighters from around the globe for a google hangout session where they talk shop. From Amsterdam to Oregon the crew joins in to talk shop!

Christmas Tree Fires

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Good Morning from Jumpseat Training, We would like to share some great work from the past weeks performed by our local fire departments, emergency management, and education folks.  Here in the Charleston Area multiple agencies came together and worked on a Christmas Tree fire demonstration to highlight the dangers of Christmas Tree Fires.  The attached […]

Eliminating Excuses with Pip from 555 Fitness

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  This week on Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington skips to episode 55!  Ryan welcomes Pip from 555fitness.org, a group of rogue firefighters sent to destroy excuses and make lasting changes inside YOUR firehouse!!! If you are not familiar with 555 fitness they are a not for profit organization that provides FREE workout programming, daily WOD’S, […]

Jumpseat Radio 052: Rekindling Passion for the Fire Service

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It’s back! Following a 1-Year break, the Jumpseat Radio Podcast is back and bigger than ever.  Rekindling your passion is often needed as we get bogged down with the mundane day to day activities of the thing called life. Kids, school, countless EMS runs, and other factors can cause the most passionate firefighter to lose the […]

Much can be learned from a Surfer

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As the time we have on this planet continues to tick away it is truly amazing how you can find new places, people, and experiences. This past week was one of those times where this training officer was exposed to a different way of life while visiting the great state of Hawaii on the island […]

Firefighters can learn a lot from a Dollhouse

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Did the title really just say that firefighters are playing with dollhouses? If you talk to one particular Assistant Chief they are NOT DOLLHOUSES. But for all intensive purposes, they are small houses built to the scale of a small dollhouse. The difference being these are built with a different purpose, teaching fire dynamics.  Let’s […]

Lessons from the Start

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One of the best things about being assigned to the training division is being a small part of the introduction of new firefighters into our world. Taking a fresh-faced new person off the street and teaching them how to handle emergency situations is truly an honor. Each bright eyed and bushy tailed new firefighters brings […]

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