3 Tips on Hoarding Discovery

Hoarding has been around since the days of the collier brothers in Manhattan, since they made hoarding famous emergency responders have dealt with the disorder. Compulsive hoarding is known by the physiological world to be attached with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, as of 2013 this stands to change into its own disorder. This change should offer […]

Hoarder Training In Oregon

  HAPPY VALLEY, OR (KPTV) – Watch Video Here  Firefighters never know what to expect when they head into a burning home, but one of the most dangerous situations they can encounter is hoarding. Clackamas Fire District No. 1 firefighters spent Wednesday evening training for that very situation. Crews turned an abandoned club house at the […]

Thankful for the Views Crew

Good morning from the jumpseat.  On this day as I prepare to pay honor to my Uncle Norm Pennington as he is laid to rest I must pause to take the time and say Thank You to all the folks who take a moment to read Views from the Jumpseat.  It has been an amazing […]

2013 Views from the Jumpseat world response to Hoarding!

Good afternoon from the jumpseat.  As this somber day in my personal life continues I would like to send out a huge “THANK YOU” to all the members of the Views Crew.  The passing of my uncle today has been tough, honoring his legacy and wishes it’s time to keep the push forward.  My uncle […]

Hoarder Fire in Florida

http://www.fox4now.com/news/local/179313301.html   FT. MYERS, Fla. – A suspicious house fire in Ft. Myers Shores is leaving neighbors on edge. Four In Your Corner’s Colleen Hogan is finding out, some neighbors say they’re glad the house is destroyed! “I heard this real loud, ‘pop! pop!” That’s how one neighbor, who asked us not to use her […]

Kicking Pass……

Good morning from the Jumpseat!  Shhhhh, quiet we hear a pass alarm going off.  Should we send someone to investigate?  This is a growing concern in today’s fire service.  Pass alarms should be sounding for a firefighter in trouble, not a firefighter who has exited the structure and laid their airpack down. This growing trend […]

Seaford DE Hardware Store Fire

This is heart wrenching to see from Seaford Delaware.  I had the honor of meeting the owners of the hardware store and the brave firefighters from Seaford in 2011.  I presented to the Delaware State Fire Chiefs at their station.  When I travel it is strange how some places feel like home, Delaware is tops […]

Air Rescue-Engine Company Ops

  Video of @rusnivek doing work at an Engine Company Ops Class………Got get em Chief….

Hoarding blamed for difficulty battling house fire in Glendale

Built on a Solid Foundation

From the massive amounts of tweets, comments, and emails that we have generated from the wonderful twitter conversations one need keeps coming to mind.  How is you foundation of firefighting skills? It is interesting seeing the folks who are “new” to our world offer their opinions, concerns, and observations.  When we join our departments as incoming […]

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