Archive for July2012

A Firefighters view from 30,000 Feet!

Firefighters Vacations It is truly amazing the perspective that you can see while riding in an airplane 30000 feet above the earth.  I am writing today from the jumpseat of an airplane heading toward the surf, sand, and sun of Florida’s gulf coast.   Having a career that put’s a big strain on your body and mind […]

Helmet Cam from Atlanta Fire

Helmet cam from the Jumpseat! Found this video over at Statter911.com.  Had to post it.  Best #jumpseat helmet cam video that I have seen.  No keyboard command needed on this one, just watch and enjoy the jumpseat riders doing what we are supposed to do, KICK FIRES BUTT!! Shout out to the bravest from Atlanta […]

Hoarder house fire kills lone occupant

Good morning from the jumpseat. As I return from my doctor’s appointment about my shoulder and listen to a 5-alarm fire in Brooklyn NYC I came across this horrific story of a hoarding fire fatality.  Take a moment to look at these dramatic pictures of after the fire was extinguished. These images are a great example […]

Animal hoarder charged with death of 20 pets

   By Michael Williams/Today’s Sunbeam from http://www.nj.com/ SALEM — An alleged animal hoarder was indicted recently on animal cruelty charges in connection with an incident earlier this year when 20 of her pets burned to death while trapped in a horse trailer. Brenda S. Rhodes, 60, was indicted by a Salem County Grand Juryon third-degree […]

Firefighter’s Goal

Once again, we are back in the jumpseat, welcome back!  Do you have a goal for your fire service career?  This question popped up in my head today as we reviewed the upcoming sports season.  Most athletes have goals that they strive to reach.  From a football player making it to the super bowl to […]

Firefighter Injuries

Good afternoon from the jumpseat.  I must confess that being hurt and unable to head back to the firehouse, STINKS.  As my shoulder begins to heel my brain is back to work thinking about everything fire service. Today’s topic: Firefighter Injuries  Let’s face it, our chosen profession can cause us injury or even death in a blink […]

Fire Training Gone Wrong

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) — As you’re about to see, training to fight fires can be as dangerous as the real thing. News 3’s Mackenzie Warren obtained video of an accident during a training drill in January that lead to last week’s suspension of the North Las Vegas Fire Chief. What was meant […]

Busiest Firefighter on Scene?

Good afternoon from the jumpseat.  As another busy shift progressed on the best side we recieved the three words we all sit around and wait for.  Engine 8 for the “reported Structure Fire.”  Those words came across the radio as I was stepping up to drive the engine while returning from an automatic alarm when […]

PD: ‘Unusual’ note found at Phoenix house fire

Here is a link to a great article out of Phoenix Arizona. According to Steve Kuzi from Abc.15.com the fire department responded to a reported structural fire and found a vacant hoarder home at level 5.  While fighting the fire they found a disturbing note admitting to starting the fire and other crimes. This is a classic case of how […]

Firefighter removed New Castle Pa

  In this video shot by Joe DiThomas of News Castle, onlookers cheer on firefighters as they realize Lt. John Onufrak has been rescued from the burning building. For more info on this incident go to  http://www.ncnewsonline.com/  

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