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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Fallen Hero – Capt. Herbert “Herbie” Johnson

Lessons From a Hoarder Near Miss

Near miss are words that none of us ever want to hear, or worse, experience. When Billy G posted the story of a Capt with a miss at a Hoarder house fire it really hit home as my research continues.  The story can be found Here.  I would like to take a few minutes and […]

IFD crew temporarily trapped in burning building

Story From  wishtv.com Story from the Indianapolis fire department this morning WISHTV.COM explained the happenings when a second story stairwell burned through.  A mayday was transmitted and all firefighters escape via ground ladders. Wishtv released this statement from the IFD “According to a release from IFD, a fire broke out at the International Village Apartments in Speedway […]

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A Burning Question

Man, what a cold morning in the jumpseat. I cannot express the pride and honor I feel when the Twitter conversations happen with the followers of Viewsfromthejumpseat.  Each night it is like texting with 1500 good friends.  The friendships that are developing from it are blessing me beyond words to explain. I received a call […]

Change our Culture…Really

Good morning from the jumpseat.  There is a term floating around that I am not sure if I agree with.  “Changing the culture of the fire service”, really.  Do we need to change the men and women who serve their communities and bring hope to the victims as we ride in on our big red […]

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