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How long is your Hose?

After posting a pic on the views social media accounts to estimate a stretch I keep wondering who practices these tactics that everyone suggests.  When was the last time you’re drilled with your crew on extending a pre-connected attack line.  Let us review some quick tips from the jumpseat perspective to make sure your hose […]

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 Free Webcast Hoarder Homes: Piles of Hazards for Firefighters Monday January 14, 2012 1300 EDT Sign up by sending email to: Free Ebook Giveaway during Webcast

Got Props, Give Props

Good morning from the jumpeat!  Have you ever noticed that there is only one way to become a skilled firefighter, by performing the skill! How often have you seen a seemingly knowledgeable firefighter unable to perform on the fire ground? You see there is only one way to become a skilled firefighter, TRAINING.  This can […]

Everybody Racks

Good afternoon from a Cold Jumpseat.  As the dog days of winter continue to pass, the pride that comes from the interaction with the “Views Crew” keeps my  keyboard warm with more and more ideas coming out.  Today’s view, as usual, comes from talking to more firefighters.  When it is time to take up, roll […]

Top 10 of 2012

Here are the top ten most read articles from the Jumpseat in 2012:   Melted Helmets:Badge of Honor Radio Strap Debate The Next Shooting Lessons from a Hoarder Near Miss Change our Culture  Expect Hoarding  I’m a fat Firefighter 3 Tips from the Jumpseat Health Concerns in a Hoarded Home Good instructor gone great   

Now this is Firefighting!

Turnout time!

Stations and units respond to_________! Why should it make a difference in what type of emergency it is?  Often times in my travels and talks with firefighters from around the world it seems like the answers to this very question depends on the words that are spoken next.  Should it make a difference if it […]

St. Petersburg Hoarder Fire Kills 9 Dogs

By: Kay Long ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Nine dogs lost their lives in a house fire early Sunday morning at 5998 12th Street North. St. Petersburg Fire Lieutenant Joel Granata says the owner of the home was out and came home to find her home in flames. Granata says there were ten dogs inside the […]

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