Make the stretch!

Here’s a quick one……size it up and estimate the stretch.  Jumpseat style!

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Estimate the Stretch

Good morning from the Jumpseat.  One pressing issue that keeps coming to mind is making the hose stretch!  We would like to start a section of the views for just this.  Let’s start here, with limited information and see what you think.  What you see is what you get.  Can you answer these questions: What […]

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

Ready, Set, Fight fire

Good morning from the jumspeat.  I would like to send out a HUGE thank you to the loyal readers of the views from the jumpseat for helping launch  Your response has been overwhelming!  So back to the jumpseat we go!  After giving up on the national championship college football game last night I couldn’t […]

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 […]

Hoarder’s Conditions in Mount Rainier House Fire

From Hyattsville Fire Departments website JANUARY 4 — At about 17:48, Engine and Squad 1 were dispatched to a reported house fire in the 3400 block of Webster Street, Co. 55’s area. Engine 855 arrived on the scene of a two-story duplex with smoke showing from the top floor. Engine 801, responding as second due, […]

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 […]

Remembering the Fallen WV Miners…

The Sago Mine disaster was a coal mine explosion on January 2, 2006, in the Sago Mine in Sago, in Upshur County, West Virginia, USA, near thecounty seat of Buckhannon. The blast and collapse trapped 13 miners for nearly two days; one miner survived. It was the worst mining disaster in the United States since the Jim Walter Resources Mine Disaster in Alabama on September 23, 2001,[1][2] and the worst disaster in […]

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