Archive for April2013

Faces of the Fire Service

After last week in Indianapolis has ended and my head has quit spinning one thing keeps coming to mind: the faces of the fire service. There is no doubt that FDIC is an amazing place full of excited firefighters who have traveled from around the globe to learn, laugh, and share with thirty thousand “like […]

The Tale of Two Engines

As the finishing equipment is placed on the big red twin trucks and let out of the garage, free to begin their journey of service to the community, this is the last time that they will be just like twins.  You  see one engine is destined to serve a older more deprived neighborhood that see’s […]

FoxFury and Views from the Jumpseat Contest!

The views from the jumpseat would like to announce a contest with our Fox Fury Family at FDIC 2013.  Fox Fury will be having a contest to see who can set up their Nomad portable scene light the quickest.  This was a popular contest at last years FDIC conference and a exciting way to see […]

Busiest Minutes on the Fireground

Good morning from the jumpseat. Waking up this morning and doing my morning ritual of emails, reviewing a set number of sights, and preparing for a day of writing is when I came across this absolutely awesome video posted on Statter911.Com.   It could possible be the best helmet cam footage this jumpseat rider has ever seen.  In this […]

Big Brothers Watching

I am truly a self- proclaimed “tweetaholic” and yesterday’s events in Boston confirmed a few things to this jumpseat-riding firefighter; when things go bad, social media can be good.  Since the days of the first AOL chat meeting place and the invention of the different ways we communicate with each other through social media, it […]

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Which way is out?

How often do you add an exit strategy to your training evolutions? As interior structural firefighters we need to stay focused on one skill every time we set out to practice our skills, how to get out!  From rope slides to ladder bailouts it seems like every day a new drill comes out for us […]

Jumpseat Training Mission Statement.

  “Our  mission is to educate, Encourage and inspire first responders through writing, teaching, and sharing a common “street level” view on emergency responses”      

Knuckleheads: The Future of the Fire Service?

As I returned from another wonderful group of students engaged in discussions during my fighting hoarder fires class I keep thinking back to the four knuckleheads!  During this first class broken into a four hour model I had a wonderful group of young firefighters who looked like sponges ready to soak up everything they could […]

Air it Out with your Crews!

 When was the last time that you truly paid attention to your air supply during a structural fire? I will throw myself under the bus and reveal that I do not pay enough attention to my air supply.  It seems like something that should not even need to be mentioned because if you run out […]