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 town doing some videos work and sat down to have an awesome discussion on the current issues facing today’s fire service.
- Firefighter Cancer Prevention
- Neat Engine Cover
- The power of Corn
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At the age of 22, I was hired as a Professional Firefighter/Paramedic for the City of Rockford, Illinois. This was the best job in the world (bar-none) and I was assigned to some of the busiest Engine, Ladder and Ambulance companies in the Midwest including: Rockford E-1, E-2, Ladder-2 and Charlie-27 and enjoyed 20+ run days and many multi-fire shifts.
In 2011, I became the CEO/Owner and began to carry out my vision of the business as Dinges Fire Company. Over the past 7 years, our organization has experienced rapid growth and had record sales in 2017 through a tremendous staff of 17-Full Time Staff and 20-Independent Sales Professionals serving Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan.
Over the past 10 years, I have also been blessed to help launch several successful product lines including: Leatherhead Fire Tools, Vanguard Safety Wear, and Leatherhead Metals.
Rob Piparo, better known as Pip, is a Lieutenant with the City of New Brunswick Fire Department, located in New Brunswick, NJ and a Paramedic with Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, NJ. He has been involved with emergency services for 17 years. Pip holds certifications as a Firefighter 1 & 2, NJ Level 1 Fire Instructor, Extrication, High Angle and Confined Space Technician, NJ and National Registry Paramedic, and Crossfit Level I.
Pip has always been passionate about fitness. He spent several years running half marathons and training strictly with kettlebells until he discovered Crossfit. He is currently a Coach at Iron Crossfit in North Brunswick, NJ . He has also completed a marathon and an Olympic distance triathlon with hopes of someday being able to compete in an ironman distance.
Pip’s passion for training lead him to the 555 Fitness page, where he quickly developed a friendship with Larry, its owner. After several months of back and forth banter, Larry asked Pip if he wanted to join the team. One could say the rest is history, but for now, we will just say we are too busy making history. email – email@example.com