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Jumpseat Radio 102 Be relentless with Brooke Ames

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In this episode host, Ryan Pennington welcomes Brooke Ames to share her story of leaving her corporate job and begin a journey to the Jumpseat.  Brooke is a career firefighter-paramedic in Wisconsin who has turned her passion for the fire service into her profession.  Brookes journey is nothing short of amazing.  From loosing over 100 […]

Why you are Failing as a Firefighter

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In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington shares the reasons you are failing as a firefighter and how to fix them.    Todays Podcast  Why you are Faining as a Firefighter    Excuses Get in your way      You are waiting on someone else to train you Your ego won’t let you […]

Jumpseat Radio 099 Give the Truck the Front

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In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington talks trucks with Sean Eagan and John Hayowyk.   Both Captains are assigned to truck companies and have years of experience.  Topics covered in this podcast include Spotting the truck Giving the truck the address How to train new members on the truck Being a tiller […]

Jumpseat Radio 097 Hydrovent with Kevin O’Donnell

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In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington welcomes his good friend Kevin O’Donnell from Hydrovent US.  Kevin and his dad have spent years inventing a nozzle that uses hydraulic ventilation with straight stream application at the SAME TIME.  Ryan and Kevin talk about Ventilation Stream application Negative pressure Ventilation Where did the […]

Jumpseat Radio 096 Victim Search with Thomas Anderson

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Jumpseat Radio 096 99% Search with Thomas Anderson In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington sits down with Thomas Anderson from Insight Fire Training to talk about Tic use in the primary search.  Thomas travels the country speaking on enhancing search by using the Thermal imaging camera. Topics covered include Directed search Tic […]

Christmas Tree Fires

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Good Morning from Jumpseat Training, We would like to share some great work from the past weeks performed by our local fire departments, emergency management, and education folks.  Here in the Charleston Area multiple agencies came together and worked on a Christmas Tree fire demonstration to highlight the dangers of Christmas Tree Fires.  The attached […]

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 […]

THERE IS ONLY ONE PERSON YOU CAN CONTROL!

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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 051: 3 Clues a home is full of Heavy Content

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In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington shares 3 cues and clues that a home is full of heavy content.  Heavy Content is a politically correct term used for first responders to identify and communicate findings of Hoarding in a respectful way. Using Heavy Content will describe the condition of the building and […]

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