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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 […]

JumpseatRadio 031: Ironman FiremanRob

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  Jumpseat Radio 031: Ironman Fireman Rob In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes Fireman Rob Verhelst. Rob has been motivating and inspiring thousands of people around the world by competing in triathlons in FULL TURNOUT GEAR.  His signature distance is a full ironman, 140.6 miles in less than 17 hours!  […]

Jumpseat radio 008: Firefighter Size up!

Jumpseat Radio 008: Firefighter Size up! This weeks podcast will look at the basic principles of #jumpseatready and how we all can keep a constant and consistent size up going throughout our days. Either responding from home or while at the station we should always be ready for our next response. This episode will cover […]

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 […]

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 […]

Busiest Minutes on the Fireground

Good morning from the jumpseat. Waking up this morning and doing my morning ritual of emails, reviewing a set number of sights, and preparing for a day of writing is when I came across this absolutely awesome video posted on Statter911.Com.   It could possible be the best helmet cam footage this jumpseat rider has ever seen.  In this […]

Big Brothers Watching

I am truly a self- proclaimed “tweetaholic” and yesterday’s events in Boston confirmed a few things to this jumpseat-riding firefighter; when things go bad, social media can be good.  Since the days of the first AOL chat meeting place and the invention of the different ways we communicate with each other through social media, it […]

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 […]

Knuckleheads: The Future of the Fire Service?

As I returned from another wonderful group of students engaged in discussions during my fighting hoarder fires class I keep thinking back to the four knuckleheads!  During this first class broken into a four hour model I had a wonderful group of young firefighters who looked like sponges ready to soak up everything they could […]

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 […]

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