Tweet out your Station

  Sam Abate ‏@SamAbate We don’t have an official slogan, just a new mascot: the honey badger (doing more w/ less!). Its a staffing issue thing. Lol! David Dugas ‏@SexymanDugas “you light em, we fight em” red oak fd. Dustin S Martinez ‏@DRockapotamus @Jumpseatviews Engine 7″the flagship of the 2nd battalion, the saviors of the 1st”. Wm. Random Ward ‏@WmRandomWard […]

Hoarding in Australia

FIREFIGHTERS are being called to hoarders’ homes once every 10 days, with the compulsive disorder contributing to more than 20 per cent of deaths in house fires. Experts warn that hoarding, most common in those aged over 65, will increase as the population ages. MFB community ageing strategist Julie Harris said responses to hoarding incidents […]

Watch your Sore Head

Good afternoon from the jumpseat.  Today on twitter I was reminded of a valuable lesson that I learned on my last fire.  I know that a website may not be the best place to admit this, but if just one person learns from my experience, it will be worth it.  WATCH YOUR HEAD!  Have you […]

Views Twitter Chat: How Busy is Your Busy

This week on Viewsfromthejumpeat Twitter: What is your busiest Unit   Type/Number and How many Runs a Year:   Keenbell Farm ‏@Keenbellfarm @Keenbellfarm: Run Stats– 2011 had 175,000 calls with 33 engines, 16 trucks, 3 squads. My engine had 4400 runs. #DCFD John Fisher ‏@JohnAFisher Run stats? Between 47 engines and 12 trucks we do around 120K+ runs/yr. […]

Share a Shot

Jumpseat Ready Firefighter

Good morning from the jumpseat. Today’s technology is allowing us an “all access” view of the fire service.  After recieving a tweet about this video I thought that id share a few “Jumpseat Views” on it or “keyboard Quarterback it”. As the video show a “tranitional attack” works well in this case.  They roll up, […]

Delaware Pride

With Hurricane Sandy finished pounding the east coast.  I wanted to reflect on my trip to Delaware.  Over the past two years I have made the trip twice and look forward to the next one.  Here is a short blog I wrote after returning this year as Seen on Firehouse.com    Welcome back to the […]

The 380-Degree Size-up for Hoarder Homes

380 Degree Size up from Firehouse.com   Yesterday during our webinar I introduced the audience to the concept of a 380 size up.  To answer some of the questions I am reposting a article that I wrote on Firehouse that introduces everyone to the concept.  Click on the link below to finish the article! Thanks […]

Hoarder Fire Intentionally Set

by Matt Buxton / mbuxton@newsminer.com FAIRBANKS — Residents and businesses near Van Horn Road and Peger Road got an early morning surprise Monday when they spotted 20-foot flames reaching above rooftops on an industrial property off Schacht Street. As big as the fire was, it wasn’t a surprise for owner Terry Underwood. He started the fire. […]

Sandy Snow in WV

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