Archive for November2012

Amazing Story

  Great learning points in this video.  Huge shout out to Raleigh NC for opening up after a horrific event so we all can learn! My first day ever driving the 105′ ladder trucks most famous words, before we even left the station….Slow down!

What does your Helmet say about you?

What a sad day, it is the day where my favorite helmet was added to the Jumpseat wall of Flame. Before you click off this blog post, let me answer you this question. What does your helmet say about you?  Why do firefighters have such an attachment to their helmets? This thought came to mind […]

Dangers of Hoarding to EMS

 It is no secret that todays fire services call volume is made up of nearly 80 percent Emergency Medical Runs. This number increases the chance of encountering a Hoarding condition 80 percent more than on a fire call.  Funny thing about this is there can be more danger in entering a hoarded condition in an […]

Hoarder or not? Wv crews had their hands full!

WOWK — Charleston – Huntington, Working For You Here is a video of a Department local to my home area who has been faced with a challenging fire five times now.  They are considering it a “Junk Yard” but can pose many of the same issues that hoarding can.  Water supply, overhaul, access, and entanglement hazards are […]

Firefighters say clutter hindered elderly woman’s rescue from fatal fire

by KHOU.com staff khou.com Posted on November 27, 2012 at 5:27 AM Updated today at 5:40 AM Related: Raw: Fatal house fire in south Houston Gallery SEE ALL 5 PHOTOS »   HOUSTON – Firefighters had to cut a hole in the side of an elderly woman’s home to try and rescue her from a […]

Risk versus Reward

Following a recent twitter discussion, I received a request to offer a view on the risks versus reward debate. This debate will live on until we all have hung up our helmets.  So what are some key points that we should focus on?  How much a risk is an “acceptable” amount? We all would like […]

3 Tips on Hoarding Discovery

Hoarding has been around since the days of the collier brothers in Manhattan, since they made hoarding famous emergency responders have dealt with the disorder. Compulsive hoarding is known by the physiological world to be attached with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, as of 2013 this stands to change into its own disorder. This change should offer […]

Hoarder Training In Oregon

  HAPPY VALLEY, OR (KPTV) – Watch Video Here  Firefighters never know what to expect when they head into a burning home, but one of the most dangerous situations they can encounter is hoarding. Clackamas Fire District No. 1 firefighters spent Wednesday evening training for that very situation. Crews turned an abandoned club house at the […]

Thankful for the Views Crew

Good morning from the jumpseat.  On this day as I prepare to pay honor to my Uncle Norm Pennington as he is laid to rest I must pause to take the time and say Thank You to all the folks who take a moment to read Views from the Jumpseat.  It has been an amazing […]

2013 Views from the Jumpseat world response to Hoarding!

Good afternoon from the jumpseat.  As this somber day in my personal life continues I would like to send out a huge “THANK YOU” to all the members of the Views Crew.  The passing of my uncle today has been tough, honoring his legacy and wishes it’s time to keep the push forward.  My uncle […]

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