Attack from Above

Hoarder Attic Fires Good afternoon from the jumpseat! With the video we posted earlier from Fresno California showing the difficulties with fires in attic spaces of Hoarder houses we thought it would be a good time to hit a few learning points from it.  Hoarding poses real dangers and difficulties to firefighters.  From large amounts […]

Share Your Shots.

 Share a Shot! Welcome to the new section of Views from the Jumpseat.  We are happy to announce the new section of our website. “Share your Shots” will be a section where we feature you shots from anything fire. Views from the Jumpseat is about the Fire service and we will show what you are […]

Hoarder Attic Fire

Check out this great video from the Fresno Area.  It demonstrates the challenges faced when Hoarding conditions are present in an attic fire.  Watch as the Firefighters have to use coal shovels to remove and overhaul the attic space through large holes cut in the roof. Stay tuned to Views for more on Attic fire in Hoarder […]

Cleveland Load Conversion

  Have been working on this adaptation of the Cleveland load.  Takes a while to perfect it but man does it work….Stay tuned for more……

Radio Strap Debate

Good afternoon from the jumpseat. I can’t get away from this great debate.  Over the coat, under the coat, and can’t stand them are three common comment’s that I often hear about when you mention the radio strap.  We all know the importance of carrying a radio when running emergency calls but how you carry […]

Hidden Hoarder

Good morning from the jumpseat! Often times when I tell folks that I have been researching fires in hoarding conditions and ask “how long does it take to find the conditions” , they respond with, not long.  Most folks seem to think that you will be able to find these condition from down the block. […]

Keyboard Quarterback this One

Wow, what a learning video here.  Found this video on Statter and all I can say is WOW!   A few quick take aways from this video. Always need to consider a Basement fire Listen to the wind! Smoke conditions This is a great learning tool.  Great job by the St. Louis Fire Department using ques […]

No Boundaries

Good morning from the jumpseat, feels good to be home from a quick trip to Cincinnati Ohio area. It is truly amazing how you can contact a person, who knows a person, that will give you a guided tour of the area like Chief Steve Pegram from Goshen Fire Department did for me.  His four-hour […]

Ohio trip.

3 Tips from the Jumpseat

Good afternoon from the jumpseat.  Yesterday’s shift was a long one that saw plenty of action, just not in my area. It’s kinda funny how that works.  With the colder temperatures, coming it seems to be increasing our fires.  Are you ready for the increase? Often when fall hits the fires seem to be more […]

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