Archive for May2012

Large Church Fire in South Minneapolis

 The Views from the jumpseat crew would like to share this fire with the loyal readers. God Bless the injured firefighters and the Minneapolis Fire Department.  MAY 28, 2012 · NEWS STORY AND PICTURES COURTESY OF: TWIN CITY FIRE WIRE May 27 – Five firefighters were injured while battling a three-alarm church fire Sunday night. The blaze lit up the […]

Happy Memorial Day from the Jumpseat!

On this special day remember to personally say “Thank You” to someone who is/or has served our country in the Military.  I thought that I would share this AWESOME video of the “Pride of West Virginia” marching bands performance with you.  What a great tribute!   Happy Memorial day….and a Huge Thank you to all the […]

Hoarder Storage Fire

GLENDALE, Ariz. Courtesy of My Fox Pheonix – Firefighters rushed out to an apartment fire in Glendale and found a unit stuffed with belongings. This occurred near 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road. Firefighters said the inside of one unit was just packed with stuff. Apparently, a hoarder was storing belongings there — but wasn’t […]

Max the Long Haired Miracle!

Good afternoon from the jumpseat.  How many times in your career have you truly saved someone’s life?  Every day in our world we stand ready to go the extra mile for our fellow-man, but what if the extra mile is for man’s best friend?  Now before the safety guru’s start yelling, let’s put this into […]

Good afternoon from the jumpseat.  How many times in your career have you truly saved someone’s life?  Every day in our world we stand ready to go the extra mile for our fellow-man, but what if the extra mile is for man’s best friend?  Now before the safety guru’s start yelling, let’s put this into […]

Do you have a Backup Plan?

Good morning from the Jumpseat……The sun is shining down on another great day, happy to be a firefighter in America.  This day is starting interesting for me to say the least.  We purchased new IPhone 4S last week and in the process lost 3 pages of notes from it.  So, for the last week I […]

Views on Firehouse.com

Good afternoon from the Jumpseat.  Look for some new and exciting Jumpseat views opportunities coming soon from firehouse.com.  I would like to send a HUGE thank you to Peter Matthews and the entire Firehouse family.  Before I am allowed to announce the new material please take some time to visit some previously posted views from […]

Swift Water Ops Class

Here is a preview of a project that I am working on for Firehouse.com.  Keep you eyes peeled for upcoming article and more action pics from Spec Rescue’s Swift Water Operations/Technician Class… welcome to the jumpseat!

What If’s

     Good afternoon from the jumpseat.  After my long, wet weekends training on the new river for swift water tech class I must say that it’s good to be back on dry land.  I learned a lot from the instructors and can comfortably say that I could perform a swift water rescue.  One of […]

Summit Ave. Fire in Hagerstown

Dramatic video out of Hagerstown Maryland.  This well involved apartment complex with entrapment had early reports of “clutter conditions”.  Watch the conditions deteriorate as they order firefighters out of the building.  Great example of when to “back the truck up” God bless the victims and Hagerstown Fire Department! welcome to the jumpseat!

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