What 9/11 Confirmed for me….

9/11 meant back to the Jumpseat.   Good afternoon from the “Views Crew”. On this somber day we pause to reflect on the events from 11 years ago.  We all remember where we were and what we were doing when the US was attacked.  All Americans grabbed their televisions and stayed glued as we watched […]

9/11 through the Eyes of a Rookie Firefighter

Guest Post from Probationary Firefighter Matt Barnes   I just walked into the lounge area of the Union at Kentucky State University. I had a few minutes in between classes and everyone was either watching television, studying or taking a nap. I had not decided what I was going to do first since I had […]

What 9/11 should mean to the Fire Service!

Remembering 9/11 Good evening from the jumpseat.  On the eve of 9/11 comes we should all pause for a moment of silence for the lives lost that day.  We also should honor the sacrifice by learning out trade.  Watch this great video from the FDNY and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. “We lost a lot of […]

Hoarder House of Death!

By ANTHONY CASTELLANO Sept. 10, 2012   A woman cleaning out a Texas home for a future episode of TLC’s “Hoarding: Buried Alive” developed a respiratory disease that county officials believe has been caused by hantavirus. The home in the Houston suburb of the Woodlands has been under quarantine since Friday. A woman who had been […]

Burning car rolls down the road

Rain,Vomit, and Disappointment!

RAIN Good morning from the injured reserve.  This past weekend I had the honor of joining in with Team Firefighter, a group of endurance athletes, in a 90 day weight loss challenge.  Team Firefighter is a closed facebook group that is on a mission to help firefighters stay fit.  For the past two years I […]

Interesting Commentary


Report has been released by the Asheville Fd on the fire that claimed the life of Captain Jeff Bowen while fighting a fire at 445 Biltmore Ave.  This is a chilling review of the tragic events.  The Asheville FD is making sure that Capt. Bowen’s memory will carry on and his story will save firefighters […]

Firefighter Fitness

Jumpseat Responsible Good afternoon from the recliner, well almost time to get back in the jumpseat!  After yesterday’s recording of our new podcast that will be appearing on firehouse.com I found the motivation to go for a quick run this morning.  You can say it was one of those “ah-hah” moments during our first show. My […]

Maplewood Ave Fire 08-25-12

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