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Jumpseat Radio 068 Live from the Midwest

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Jumpseat Radio 068 Live from the Midwest In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes back Robert Piparo from 555 Fitness.  Along with Pip this week Jumpseat Radio introduces you to Nick Dinges.  Nick is a awesome student, instructor, and business owner based out of Amboy Illinois.  Nick, Pip, and Ryan were in […]

Jumpseat Radio 067 Firefighters are NOT special

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Welcome back to the Jumpseat Radio Podcast.  In this week’s episode host Ryan Pennington welcomes back Robert Piparo.  Pip is on location somewhere in the east coast with a special mission.  He joins Ryan to talk about how firefighters are normal folks who perform in extraordinary conditions.  Topics covered this week include. Where is PIP […]

Jumpseat Radio 066 Pushing Firefighters

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Welcome to Jumpseat Radio…..      In this weeks podcast its time to direct some of our energy away from debating pushing fire and spend it toward pushing firefighters.  Pushing firefighters to improve themselves. Whether you are the superstar in you house or the snot nosed new guy we all should lean on each other […]

Jumpseat Radio 065 Are you an Expert

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Jumpseat Radio 065 Are you an Expert Welcome back to this weeks Jumpseat Radio where host Ryan Pennington welcomes back Robert Piparo.  Ryan and Pip share some comments on the recent social media post from Paul Combs.  Paul shared an amazing drawing of a Picture of a Fire Helmet talking about the firefighters who proclaim […]

Jumpseat radio 064 Hating the Firehouse

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Jumpseat radio 064 Hating the Firehouse In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington, welcomes John Dixon back to have a conversation about dealing with a rut.  Ryan and John engage in a passionate conversation about inside the firehouse fixes for someone who is in a rut and needs help pulling themselves up. […]

Jumpseat Radio 063 We are NOT perfect

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Jumpseat Radio 063  We are NOT perfect In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes in John Hayowky and Chris Baker to talk about the pressure of trying to0 hard on the fireground.  Ryan and guest give some context to those firefighters who suffer the affects of peer pressure in their tasks […]

Jumpseat Radio 062 The Darkside of the Firehouse

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In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington uses the analogy of the Star Wars movies to discuss firefighters attitudes around the Firehouse.  Firefighters, like all other people, experience highs, and lows throughout their lives.  It is important for firefighters to seek out the positives and keep their attention on the mission.    In […]

Jumpseat Radio 61: Is aggressive a Bad Word?

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Jumpseat Radio 061 Is Aggressive a bad word?   In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington talks about the word “Aggressive”. For a long time many folks thought aggressive was not a word that should be used to describe a firefighter, rather an emotion that goes along with recklessness.  Ryan uses a book from […]

Is Quitting an Option?

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  “Stations and units respond for the reported structure fire with occupants trapped” is a statement that no firefighter wants to hear but every firefighter should prepare for. Preparing for the day you have to go above and beyond to save a life is the focus that firefighters should keep in mind when they are […]

Jumpseat Radio 060 Building Construction with James Johnson

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Jumpseat Radio 060 Building Construction with James Johnson    In this week’s episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington welcomes James Johnson from Vancouver Canada Fire Department. James is a FDIC instructor who covers building construction for the street level firefighter.   Topics covered include  Why there are more than 5 types of construction What’s behind […]

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