See you in Chicago!

Dear Jumpseat Readers, I haven’t been able to post many new updates due to the weather and the holiday season. But I received a HUGE email today. Ryan and Chief Winter from the Charleston Fire Department have been selected to present at Fire Rescue International in Chicago August 24-28 2010. It is a huge accomplishment […]

Man…the surprise’s keep coming…

Hello from the jumpseat! Once again the blessing’s keep pouring out… View’s from the jumpseat has hit 700 hits now….just a few weeks from the 600 mark…..Thank’s agian for reading….I can’t count all the blessing’s in 2009. I look forward to some new and exciting post’s and experience’s in the year 2010! welcome to the […]

Thank you from the jumpseat…

Today is a huge day for the View’s from the jumpseat. View’s hit the 600 visit mark! I would have never imagined that I would hit 100 much less 600. Thank you to all that have taken time to stop and read View’s. I hope to expand view’s toward the future. I hope to add […]

Senseless Acts of Firefighting!

I heard a new saying around the fire service today. “There is no common sense in the fire service, “Everything that we do is a learned behavior that must be learned, relearned and drilled on over and over again. So is it true, is there no common sense in the Fire Service? Does this statement […]

View’s is getting Published!!

Hey everyone, View’s from the Jumpseat is moving up to the big leagues. Check out Views on blogs. Please take the time and check it out….Please leave comments. Thank you to Pete Mathews at……You da man Pete! welcome to the jumpseat!

Thanks to all that Serve!

View’s from the jumpseat would like to take the time to salute the men and women of the armed forces. Today is your day and you deserve it!!!! Happy Veterans Day! God bless you and God bless America! welcome to the jumpseat!

Here is some video from a fire on Avon Street in Charleston WV. Video from

What to do when the what if’s happen!

Have you ever set down and thought about the “What if’s” of the fire service? In our line of work the what if’s are too many to list, but have you ever set and thought about how some of them would affect you. These variables that you face can and will have a negative effect […]

Old school training New School Technology

Good morning view’s readers. Today’s blog is about a program that I am in the process of finishing. Old school training New school technology is a program based on using some of the more proven methods of instruction mixed with some of today’s technology. The fire service is a ever changing world of new construction, […]

The Iso Man is a comin!

Good morning all from the jumpseat…..I received a call yesterday from a chief asking for assistance in preparing for a ISO rating at my home department. So it got me thinking, who is ISO, what does it mean to me, and why do we care? Well these are all question’s that I will be finding […]

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