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Jumpseat Radio 090 Intoxicated Leadership with Benjamin Martin

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In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington welcomes Benjamin Martin to the podcast to share his take on Intoxicated Leadership.  Benjamin has a GREAT perspective on controlling emotions, conflict resolution, and followership. Topics Covered: Controlling emotions Managing Conflict How the body reacts to Emotions Takeaways to help you inside the Firehouse Know thy […]

Vlog with National Fire Radio

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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 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 […]

Lessons from Live Fire Evolutions

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During a recent 1403 Burn firefighters from around our region gained experience about many fire dynamic variables. One of the biggest was controlling the air.  Controlling the airflow is a major concern for interior operations. This video shows the opening of an air-tract during one of the evolution and its effects on the fire gasses. […]

Batman and a Firefighter?

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It was just a typical Saturday around the house watching football and lounging like any male sports fan would. When my wife returned home from a trip to the store with a car full of items. Food, some household goods, Firsthand there it was. In all of its greatness, a batman printed blanket with sleeves. […]

Firefighters can learn a lot from a Dollhouse

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Did the title really just say that firefighters are playing with dollhouses? If you talk to one particular Assistant Chief they are NOT DOLLHOUSES. But for all intensive purposes, they are small houses built to the scale of a small dollhouse. The difference being these are built with a different purpose, teaching fire dynamics.  Let’s […]

Learning vs Training: Application of knowledge.

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Good evening from the training officer.  I must take a moment and explain the changes that I have personally experienced.  Over the past month I have left the comfort of the Jumpseat and accepted a position as EMS Training Officer for my home department. This journey has started as a exciting new segment of my […]

Jumpseat Radio 051: 3 Clues a home is full of Heavy Content

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In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington shares 3 cues and clues that a home is full of heavy content.  Heavy Content is a politically correct term used for first responders to identify and communicate findings of Hoarding in a respectful way. Using Heavy Content will describe the condition of the building and […]

Jumpseat Radio: 047 Going the Extra Mile

In this episode of Jumpseat Radio Ryan Pennington explores the concepts from the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill.  Higher Achievement  Habits of going the extra mile Q: Quantity of Service Q: Quality of Service M: Mental A: Attitude Napoleon Hill (October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970) was an American author in […]

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