Archive for April2012

Swift Water ops…New River

Just a quick wrap up of this weekends swift water operations course.  Class went great, all the students enjoyed the class and learned a lot.  The water level came down on Sunday making for a better learning environment.  Once acclimated to the new surroundings the students really shined.  Keep your eyes out for more from these […]

When have you left your comfort zone?

Good evening from the jumpseat. I completed my first day of swift water ops training today. Out of my 17 years in the fire service I have never gone beyond an awareness level in water. The river was high and so was my anxiety level. We spent the day in boats, swimming, and throwing rope […]

The one wedge

While reassigned downtown at station 1 I found a great idea made by firefighter Henderson. Shout out to josh on a great idea for the front door of any building or any interior door that needs wedge up. welcome to the jumpseat!

Back Where I Came From

Good afternoon from the Jumpseat.  Today I am writing a post conference wrap up from FDIC 2012 reflecting on the blessings that I have received in my life.  First, and foremost, is the loving support of a wonderful family.  My wife has supported me in all my adventures more than anyone could ever understand. She […]

Honoring a Hero: Kyle Wilson

Remembering Firefighter-Technician Kyle Wilson.  His tragic loss 5 years ago lead to a in depth investigation into wind driven fires. Take time today to review the fire that took Kyle’s life.  Although we may not have known Kyle we all can honor him by learning from this incident.  Rest in peace Kyle and God Bless […]

First t-shirt design

Good Afternoon from the Jumpseat, Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to the official launch of  We officially have a domain name and would like to introduce our first edition  t-shirt.  MVA Graphics designed the first t-shirt to represent our readers worldwide.  Views from the jumpseat will be continuing on with some extra offerings being available […]

908 N Carey St. Dwelling Fire

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Philadelphia PA, 5+ Alarm Warehouse Fire Audio 4/9/12

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This is why you wear ALL your Gear….watch for propane tank on Roof!

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Tempe Hoarder Training

During my research into the hoarder world I found this interview with Capt.Philip Golosewski training officer with the Tempe Fire Department.  I had the honor of speaking with him and have started a dialogue to share information from West Virgina to Arizona.  Keep your eyes open for more information  coming. Working on drills here to reflect and expand […]

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