Tag Archives: fire department

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 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 […]

Eliminating Excuses with Pip from 555 Fitness

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  This week on Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington skips to episode 55!  Ryan welcomes Pip from 555fitness.org, a group of rogue firefighters sent to destroy excuses and make lasting changes inside YOUR firehouse!!! If you are not familiar with 555 fitness they are a not for profit organization that provides FREE workout programming, daily WOD’S, […]

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 […]


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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 […]

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 042: Mental Health Help for Todays Firefighters

Jumpseat Radio 041: Mental Health Help for Todays Firefighters   In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes in Mark Lamplugh from the American Addictions Center to talk about mental health in the fire service.  With the number of firefighters struggling with addiction, substance abuse, and suicide Mark shares some insight on: […]

Jumpseat Radio : 35 Roundtable talk at Dix Hills NY Fire

In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes in a group of fire officer, firefighters, and chief officers from the New York and New Jersey area. Listen in as the group talks about:   Cyanide and Co Exposure Your Fire Service Draft Card Hands on Training Bridging the gap between book learning […]

Jumpseat Radio 030: Talking Training with Nick Martin

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Jumpseat Radio 030: Talking Training with Nick Martin.   In this weeks Jumpseat Radio podcast host Ryan Pennington sits down for a talk with Battalion Chief Nick Martin of the Columbia SC Fire Department. Nick is a instructor for the Traditions Training group and the training chief for Columbia. He is very active training firefighters […]

Jumpseat Radio 025: EMS extrication with Rom Duckworth

Jumpseat Radio 025: EMS Extrication with Rom Duckworth   Is this episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington talks with Rom Duckworth about his popular class where he integrates EMS skills into Auto Extrication.  Without a doubt the number one priority at an accident scene is to safe lives and in Rom’s sessions he integrates […]

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