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Jumpseat Radio 019: Interview with Billy Goldfeder

Jumpseat Radio 019: Interview with Billy Goldfeder In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington sits down to talk with Chief Billy Goldfeder from the Secret List and FirefighterCloseCalls.com. Topics Covered include:    The History of the Secret List Firefighters and Cancer Base Level Firefighter Training     Listen in to Ryan and […]

A New Movement:From the Jumpseat.

Good morning, from the Jumpseat. Today is August 19, 2013, my birthday! Over the past few weeks this jumpseat riding firefighter has been struggling with different issues. Without going into to many details it’s time for some changes. I feel like many of us get pulled down in to negativity and lose focus on how […]

FoxFury and Views from the Jumpseat Contest!

The views from the jumpseat would like to announce a contest with our Fox Fury Family at FDIC 2013.  Fox Fury will be having a contest to see who can set up their Nomad portable scene light the quickest.  This was a popular contest at last years FDIC conference and a exciting way to see […]

2 ” Helmet Stickers

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Jumpseat Training Mission Statement.

  “Our  mission is to educate, Encourage and inspire first responders through writing, teaching, and sharing a common “street level” view on emergency responses”      

Air it Out with your Crews!

 When was the last time that you truly paid attention to your air supply during a structural fire? I will throw myself under the bus and reveal that I do not pay enough attention to my air supply.  It seems like something that should not even need to be mentioned because if you run out […]

FDIC 2013 Next Level Partnership

Since the beginning of my “big city” firefighting career in 2007, ok Charleston is a big city in WV, I have carried a couple different flashlights on my turnout gear, helmet, and strap. I made this personal decision after an experience during my rookie year after we made a knock down on a two-story apartment […]

When leadership will NOT Train you!

Hey Cap, can we train today?  How many times have you uttered those words just to hear something like “I’ve done this for x number of years I know what I’m doing, and you do too”. I feel like there are many reason why folks take this kind of an opinion when it comes to […]

Box of Frustrations

Here is a video of the most demanding drill that this jumpseat rider has ever been through.  I’ll have more reflection on the box of frustrations soon!

Less is more in Firefighting

Feels good to be out of the pit of promotion and completed the Fire Department Training Networks RIT train the trainer course.  I cannot express how these last few months have been some of the most challenging, blessed, frustrating, happiest, and disappointing of my life.  My phone continually is ringing for more and more folks […]

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