Tag Archives: fire service

Day 2: Focus

Good morning from the Jumpseat.  As the best year continues it’s day number 2. It is amazing how busy our lives become.  Most folks who work the standard 9-5 schedule have no clue how hectic shift work can be and have no clue how it opens you up for other opportunities to take part in […]

A New Movement:From the Jumpseat.

Good morning, from the Jumpseat. Today is August 19, 2013, my birthday! Over the past few weeks this jumpseat riding firefighter has been struggling with different issues. Without going into to many details it’s time for some changes. I feel like many of us get pulled down in to negativity and lose focus on how […]

Faces of the Fire Service

After last week in Indianapolis has ended and my head has quit spinning one thing keeps coming to mind: the faces of the fire service. There is no doubt that FDIC is an amazing place full of excited firefighters who have traveled from around the globe to learn, laugh, and share with thirty thousand “like […]

The Tale of Two Engines

As the finishing equipment is placed on the big red twin trucks and let out of the garage, free to begin their journey of service to the community, this is the last time that they will be just like twins.  You  see one engine is destined to serve a older more deprived neighborhood that see’s […]

FoxFury and Views from the Jumpseat Contest!

The views from the jumpseat would like to announce a contest with our Fox Fury Family at FDIC 2013.  Fox Fury will be having a contest to see who can set up their Nomad portable scene light the quickest.  This was a popular contest at last years FDIC conference and a exciting way to see […]

Which way is out?

How often do you add an exit strategy to your training evolutions? As interior structural firefighters we need to stay focused on one skill every time we set out to practice our skills, how to get out!  From rope slides to ladder bailouts it seems like every day a new drill comes out for us […]

Air it Out with your Crews!

 When was the last time that you truly paid attention to your air supply during a structural fire? I will throw myself under the bus and reveal that I do not pay enough attention to my air supply.  It seems like something that should not even need to be mentioned because if you run out […]

FDIC 2013 Next Level Partnership

Since the beginning of my “big city” firefighting career in 2007, ok Charleston is a big city in WV, I have carried a couple different flashlights on my turnout gear, helmet, and strap. I made this personal decision after an experience during my rookie year after we made a knock down on a two-story apartment […]

When leadership will NOT Train you!

Hey Cap, can we train today?  How many times have you uttered those words just to hear something like “I’ve done this for x number of years I know what I’m doing, and you do too”. I feel like there are many reason why folks take this kind of an opinion when it comes to […]

Mask in the back?

One of the best things about being the unofficial leader of the #viewscrew is the chance to hear the questions and opinions of many firefighters from around the world.  One opinion that caught my eye today was the question whether to put your face piece on while responding to a reported structural fire.  Let’s take […]

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