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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 […]

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 […]

Jumpseat Radio 059 Normalization of Deviance with John Dixon

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In this week’s episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington welcomes back John Dixon for a talk on his topic of the Normalization of Deviance. John has spent years researching how firefighters use excuses to rationalize the deviation from standard safety practice.   This episode is full of useful takeaways that every level of firefighters […]

Jumpseat Radio 058: Live interview with Frank Viscuso and Doug Mitchell

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Jumpseat Radio 058 Live interview with Frank Viscuso and Doug Mitchell On this week’s Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington sits down with two fire service leaders while on delay at Indianapolis International Airport. Listen in as these fire service leaders have a great conversation about fire ground operations, Leadership, and FDIC. “This weeks episode may […]

Jumpseat Radio 057 PIO with Kevin Sur

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Jumpseat Radio 057 PIO with Kevin Sur In this week’s edition of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington welcomes his good friend, and PIO Master, Kevin Sur.  Kevin travels around the world serving in multiple roles with local, state, and federal government agencies preparing for emergencies. Kevin is a Social Media Master that teaches the benefits […]

Jumpseat Radio 056: Google Hangout with the Jumpseat Nation

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In this week’s episode of Jumpseat Radio Host Ryan Pennington welcomes various firefighters from around the globe for a google hangout session where they talk shop. From Amsterdam to Oregon the crew joins in to talk shop!

Eliminating Excuses with Pip from 555 Fitness

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  This week on Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington skips to episode 55!  Ryan welcomes Pip from 555fitness.org, a group of rogue firefighters sent to destroy excuses and make lasting changes inside YOUR firehouse!!! If you are not familiar with 555 fitness they are a not for profit organization that provides FREE workout programming, daily WOD’S, […]

Jumpseat Radio 052: Rekindling Passion for the Fire Service

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It’s back! Following a 1-Year break, the Jumpseat Radio Podcast is back and bigger than ever.  Rekindling your passion is often needed as we get bogged down with the mundane day to day activities of the thing called life. Kids, school, countless EMS runs, and other factors can cause the most passionate firefighter to lose the […]

Jumpseat Radio 048: Harnessing Agression

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In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington talks about preparing to be an aggressive firefighter. Often firefighters use the term “aggressive” to describe themselves and yet show up to emergencies unprepared. To be a true aggressive firefighter you have to aggressively prepare! Topics covered:  How to harness that aggression to learning and practicing […]

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