Tag Archives: firefighting

Is Quitting an Option?

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  “Stations and units respond for the reported structure fire with occupants trapped” is a statement that no firefighter wants to hear but every firefighter should prepare for. Preparing for the day you have to go above and beyond to save a life is the focus that firefighters should keep in mind when they are […]

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 […]

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, […]

Jumpseat Radio 052: Rekindling Passion for the Fire Service

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It’s back! Following a 1-Year break, the Jumpseat Radio Podcast is back and bigger than ever.  Rekindling your passion is often needed as we get bogged down with the mundane day to day activities of the thing called life. Kids, school, countless EMS runs, and other factors can cause the most passionate firefighter to lose the […]

Lessons from the Start

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One of the best things about being assigned to the training division is being a small part of the introduction of new firefighters into our world. Taking a fresh-faced new person off the street and teaching them how to handle emergency situations is truly an honor. Each bright eyed and bushy tailed new firefighters brings […]

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 […]

How to get inside of Heavy Content!

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When faced with a building on fire officers must make tactical decisions in a matter of minutes. Beginning with the dispatch announcement until the first crew crosses the threshold of the building many factors must be accounted for. When faced with a home filled to capacity with numerous amounts of belongings firefighters must add one […]

Are you ready to Nozzle Up?

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It’s my time on the pipe! How many times have you said something similar to this vary statement?  Being the nozzle firefighter has to be one of the most sought after positions on the fire ground.  Making the push is where most firefighters want to be, period.  Its being on the nozzle that we need […]

Jumpseat Radio 050: Stepping up with Frank Viscuso

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In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes Deputy Chief Frank Viscuso from Kearny NJ.  Frank is a Fire Engineering contributor, author of Step up and Lead, and is a national level speaker on the topic of leadership. In this powerful podcast Frank shares: His college experience in rowing Leadership is a […]

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 […]

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