Learning vs Training: Application of knowledge.

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Good evening from the training officer.  I must take a moment and explain the changes that I have personally experienced.  Over the past month I have left the comfort of the Jumpseat and accepted a position as EMS Training Officer for my home department. This journey has started as a exciting new segment of my […]

Jumpseat Radio 051: 3 Clues a home is full of Heavy Content

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In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington shares 3 cues and clues that a home is full of heavy content.  Heavy Content is a politically correct term used for first responders to identify and communicate findings of Hoarding in a respectful way. Using Heavy Content will describe the condition of the building and […]

Are you ready to Nozzle Up?

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It’s my time on the pipe! How many times have you said something similar to this vary statement?  Being the nozzle firefighter has to be one of the most sought after positions on the fire ground.  Making the push is where most firefighters want to be, period.  Its being on the nozzle that we need […]

Jumpseat Radio 050: Stepping up with Frank Viscuso

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In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes Deputy Chief Frank Viscuso from Kearny NJ.  Frank is a Fire Engineering contributor, author of Step up and Lead, and is a national level speaker on the topic of leadership. In this powerful podcast Frank shares: His college experience in rowing Leadership is a […]

Jumpseat Radio 046 Interview with the Swedish Fire Nerd Lars Ã…gerstrand

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In this weeks episode host Ryan Pennington sits down with Lars Ã…gerstrand from the Varnamo Fire and Rescue Service Sweden.  Lars travels the globe training firefighters on fire dynamics.  His science based approach to fire is a must see in the fire service!  Topics Covered History of fire training in Sweden Swedish Container Fire Training […]

Preparation requires plan A,B, and C.

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When was the last time things didn’t go as planned and you had to resort to plan b?  Being a firefighter requires adaptability to the situations faced.  Very rarely do fires occur in buildings with no set back, flat ground, clear spaces from aerial placement, and enough water to float the building down the street.  […]

Jumpseat Radio 048: Harnessing Agression

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In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington talks about preparing to be an aggressive firefighter. Often firefighters use the term “aggressive” to describe themselves and yet show up to emergencies unprepared. To be a true aggressive firefighter you have to aggressively prepare! Topics covered:  How to harness that aggression to learning and practicing […]

Jumpseat Radio: 047 Going the Extra Mile

In this episode of Jumpseat Radio Ryan Pennington explores the concepts from the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill.  Higher Achievement  Habits of going the extra mile Q: Quantity of Service Q: Quality of Service M: Mental A: Attitude Napoleon Hill (October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970) was an American author in […]

Jumpseat Radio 046: This podcast is NOT about you!

In this weeks podcast host Ryan Pennington catches up with the #JumpseatNation. It’s been a 2 month absences from podcasting and have a lot to catch up on. Topics Included:   Jumpseat Nation Salute to the Armed Forces Postitive attitudes Shifting focus from us to to them   Dave Carroll Releases “The Fallen and the […]

Jumpseat Radio 45 Fire Station Motivation 2 with Rob Owens

Jumpseat Radio 45 Fire Station Motivation 2 with Rob Owens   In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington sits down with “The Average Jake “ Rob Owens to talk motivation in the firehouse.  Ryan and Rob have similar beliefs about keeping firefighters of all ages motivated to train, workout, and live the “Team […]

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