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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 […]

Much can be learned from a Surfer

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As the time we have on this planet continues to tick away it is truly amazing how you can find new places, people, and experiences. This past week was one of those times where this training officer was exposed to a different way of life while visiting the great state of Hawaii on the island […]

Jumpseat Radio 050: Stepping up with Frank Viscuso

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In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes Deputy Chief Frank Viscuso from Kearny NJ.  Frank is a Fire Engineering contributor, author of Step up and Lead, and is a national level speaker on the topic of leadership. In this powerful podcast Frank shares: His college experience in rowing Leadership is a […]

Jumpseat Radio 041 Live Fire Training with David Brosnaham

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Jumpseat Radio 041 Live Fire Training with David Brosnaham In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington sits down with Battalion Chief David Brosnaham from Roseville Minnesota.  David is a Live fire instructor with a local community and technical college where he burns 3-4 times a month.  David and Ryan talk about:   […]

Jumpseat Radio 037: Communication from the Front Seat to the Jumpseat with Lt. Mike Daley

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In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes in Lt. Mike Daley from New Jersey.  Ryan and Mike share their experience from presenting a classroom session where the two share the communication challenges and success between officer and firefighters.  In the session the two instructors break down:     Ladder of Abstracts […]

Jumpseat Radio : 35 Roundtable talk at Dix Hills NY Fire

In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes in a group of fire officer, firefighters, and chief officers from the New York and New Jersey area. Listen in as the group talks about:   Cyanide and Co Exposure Your Fire Service Draft Card Hands on Training Bridging the gap between book learning […]

Jumpseat Radio 029: Interview with Bobby Halton

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Jumpseat Radio 029: Interview with Bobby Halton  Listen Here on ITunes  In this weeks podcast host Ryan Pennington interviews Fire Engineering editor in Chief Bobby Halton. In this episode Ryan and Bobby sit and talk about numerous topics including:   Cancer in the Fire Service Why they both dislike “Culture Change” Histories effects on the […]

Jumpseat Radio 028: SLICERS with ISFSI President Steve Pegram

Jumpseat Radio Podcast 28  Slicers with ISFSI Steve Pegram In this episode of Jumpseat Radio podcast 28 host Ryan Pennington welcomes the President of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors President Chief Steve Pegram.  Chief Pegram is currently serving as the fire chief for the Goshen Ohio Fire Department.  The ISFSI just released a […]

Jumpseat Radio 025: EMS extrication with Rom Duckworth

Jumpseat Radio 025: EMS Extrication with Rom Duckworth   Is this episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington talks with Rom Duckworth about his popular class where he integrates EMS skills into Auto Extrication.  Without a doubt the number one priority at an accident scene is to safe lives and in Rom’s sessions he integrates […]

Jumpseat Radio 023: The Lost art of the Fire Service

Jumpseat Radio 023: The lost art of the Fire Service In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes Jimm Walsh from VententerSeartch.com onto the show.  Listen in as the two talk about: aggressive Search Techniques Pro-Active Laddering of the buildings, even if NOT on Fire. Tips for each Jumpseat Firefighter to improve their […]

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