Jumpseat Radio 052: Rekindling Passion for the Fire Service

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It’s back! Following a 1-Year break, the Jumpseat Radio Podcast is back and bigger than ever.  Rekindling your passion is often needed as we get bogged down with the mundane day to day activities of the thing called life. Kids, school, countless EMS runs, and other factors can cause the most passionate firefighter to lose the […]

Much can be learned from a Surfer

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As the time we have on this planet continues to tick away it is truly amazing how you can find new places, people, and experiences. This past week was one of those times where this training officer was exposed to a different way of life while visiting the great state of Hawaii on the island […]

Firefighters can learn a lot from a Dollhouse

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Did the title really just say that firefighters are playing with dollhouses? If you talk to one particular Assistant Chief they are NOT DOLLHOUSES. But for all intensive purposes, they are small houses built to the scale of a small dollhouse. The difference being these are built with a different purpose, teaching fire dynamics.  Let’s […]

Lessons from the Start

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One of the best things about being assigned to the training division is being a small part of the introduction of new firefighters into our world. Taking a fresh-faced new person off the street and teaching them how to handle emergency situations is truly an honor. Each bright eyed and bushy tailed new firefighters brings […]

THERE IS ONLY ONE PERSON YOU CAN CONTROL!

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Good morning from Jumpseat Training. Warning….. the following  is nothing but a true RANT!!!  Proceed with caution, feelings may be hurt. Often I receive emails, text, phone calls, and fall into a pit when dealing with the people around us. From superior officers to the snot nosed probationary firefighter that is greener that fresh cut […]

How to get inside of Heavy Content!

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When faced with a building on fire officers must make tactical decisions in a matter of minutes. Beginning with the dispatch announcement until the first crew crosses the threshold of the building many factors must be accounted for. When faced with a home filled to capacity with numerous amounts of belongings firefighters must add one […]

Failure is Good

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Good morning from the Jumpseat, well not really anymore, but it sounds good. Good morning from the training office is the new location where the Jumpseat Training Blog will be coming from.  Transitioning from a jumpseat riding firefighter into a full-time educator has been a challenging task.  Challenging, but not impossible!  Along the way, there have been […]

Jumpseat Radio 051: Credit belongs

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Its back! Jumpseat Radio returns with a vengeance! This week episode host Ryan Pennington shares some insight from two new books.  Episode 51 we share a powerful speech from President Roosevelt and how it applies to social media of today! Here is part of Presidents Roosevelts Speech: It is not the critic who counts; not the […]

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 […]

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