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Jumpseat Radio 112 Impeachment of a Firefighter

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In this week’s episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington compares an under-performing firefighter to the current situation of the American President.   How do you see an impeachment coming? Failing on the fireground Not pulling your weight Continually not adjusting for course correction What if your crew impeached you? Violations Policies How would you take […]

Jumpseat Radio 110 It is ok to ask for Help

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In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington shares some personal experience with Mental Health Support and how it can make a world of difference in your Fire Service Career. Topics Covered Why do we struggle.. .           Kids          Spouse          Trauma          Business     […]

Jumpseat Radio 109 Speed on the Fireground with Sean Eagen

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In this week’s episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington, welcomes back Captain Sean Eagen from the Thin Red Line Radio Podcast to talk about speed on the fireground.  Topics Covered Basic PPE Function Drilling for Speed Drilling for constancy Leading from the back Jumpseat Radio is a proud member of the Chief Miller Media […]

Jumpseat Radio 107 Honoring the Fallen with Dr. Apuzzio

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In this week’s episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington welcomes Dr Joe Apuzzio from Union New Jersey and is the father of Fallen Firefighter Kevin Apuzzio.  Kevin was a firefighter with the East Franklin Fire Department who selflessly and heroically died during a rescue attempt of 75-year-old Betty Scott. Firefighter  Apuzzio died when he […]

Jumpseat Radio 106 National Fire Radio LIVE

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In this week’s episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington welcomes the crew from National Fire Radio.  Ryan visits the crew at their world Headquarters during a visit to New Jersey. In this episode, thew fellas talk about Training Companies Positivity in the firehouse Stepping up our leadership Beating cancer inside the firehouse How to […]

Jumpseat Radio 103 Take the lead with Frank Viscuso

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In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington welcomes back his good friend Frank Viscuso.  Frank and Ryan sit down to talk about firefighters who are ready for promotion and how they should best prepare to take the lead. Things covered in this podcast Starting to prepare for promotion How to pay attention […]

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 […]

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 039: Entry level testing with the Fire Alumni and Steve Prziborowski

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In this LIVE episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington sets down with the members of the Fire Alumni and Deputy Chief Steve Prziborowski to talk about entry level firefighter testing and promotional testing.   This episode was recorded live in San Diego California during Firehouse World 2015. The group engage is conversation about:   […]

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