Tag Archives: firehouse

Enter to win a Fox Fury Discover

Contest #2: Views From The JumpSeat Twitter Contest (Value: $133) Prize Pack includes: 1 Discover Tasker S (or Fire) 1 3D Fury Glow Strap Start date: Thu, Aug 15 End date: Fri, Aug 16 Winner announced: Mon, Aug 19 How to enter: go to FoxFury’s Twitter page  and follow the instructions. More details coming soon. […]

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 […]

Hoarder Fires Training Featured

New Firefighter Training – West Virginia’s Eyewitness News.   Ryan Pennington is a firefighter in Charleston and trains fellow firefighters on how to handle fires at hoarding house. Hoarding stories have become a sensation on television, but it’s anything but that for firefighters when tragedy strikes. The typical hoarding house creates several obstacles for the […]

How long is your Hose?

After posting a pic on the views social media accounts to estimate a stretch I keep wondering who practices these tactics that everyone suggests.  When was the last time you’re drilled with your crew on extending a pre-connected attack line.  Let us review some quick tips from the jumpseat perspective to make sure your hose […]

Ready, Set, Fight fire

Good morning from the jumspeat.  I would like to send out a HUGE thank you to the loyal readers of the views from the jumpseat for helping launch Chamberofhoarders.com.  Your response has been overwhelming!  So back to the jumpseat we go!  After giving up on the national championship college football game last night I couldn’t […]

Turnout time!

Stations and units respond to_________! Why should it make a difference in what type of emergency it is?  Often times in my travels and talks with firefighters from around the world it seems like the answers to this very question depends on the words that are spoken next.  Should it make a difference if it […]

St. Petersburg Hoarder Fire Kills 9 Dogs

By: Kay Long ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Nine dogs lost their lives in a house fire early Sunday morning at 5998 12th Street North. St. Petersburg Fire Lieutenant Joel Granata says the owner of the home was out and came home to find her home in flames. Granata says there were ten dogs inside the […]

Hoarder House Fire in WV

Firefighters in Da Hood

 Good afternoon from the Jumpseat.  After another enjoyable twitter conversation last night, a couple of thoughts kept coming to mind this morning.  First was the issue of carcinogens in our turnout gear.  If you missed the discussion, everyone wanted to know opinions of wearing your gear into the living quarters of the firehouse.  It was […]

Thankful for the Views Crew

Good morning from the jumpseat.  On this day as I prepare to pay honor to my Uncle Norm Pennington as he is laid to rest I must pause to take the time and say Thank You to all the folks who take a moment to read Views from the Jumpseat.  It has been an amazing […]

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