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Have you mastered the Large Streams?

Good afternoon from the New and Improved “Views from the Jumpseat” site. We appreciate your patient as we build a new and improved jumpseat site.  As we build this site reflecting the views of all the street level firefighters it seems like we all have seen an increase in the amount of defensive attacks made on […]

FDNY & NFFF: Still Working…So Everyone Goes Home

Every jumpseat rider needs to watch and learn from the FDNY and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundations. We all can learn from their initiatives on safety, survival, fitness, and Situational Awareness. Huge thank you to the FDNY and NFFF…… Always #jumpseatready!   welcome to the jumpseat!

Be prepared!

Searching through the internet looking for details of the recent firefighter LODD in Maryland I can’t help but think about preparing for my next shift! Seems like everyday another type of Firefighter emergency comes up. Why is this, I believe it’s because the fire department is called on every type of emergency. From power lines […]

Thank you from the jumpseat…

Today is a huge day for the View’s from the jumpseat. View’s hit the 600 visit mark! I would have never imagined that I would hit 100 much less 600. Thank you to all that have taken time to stop and read View’s. I hope to expand view’s toward the future. I hope to add […]

We will never Forget!

We will never forget! It is the night before September 11th 2009. It is so hard to believe it has been eight years. Just like everyone else, I can remember that day like it was yesterday. I was home in bed after working a overtime shift on the bolance. My wife came and woke me […]

Thanks to Peter Mathews and Firehouse.com

Just stopped to send a BIG SHOUT OUT to Peter Mathews and Firehouse.com for publishing my first article. It’s the full version of “When to Back the Truck Up?” I hope everyone enjoys it and starts a safety discussion with your companies. What if we all would make safety our number one priority? I believe […]