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IFD crew temporarily trapped in burning building

Story From  wishtv.com Story from the Indianapolis fire department this morning WISHTV.COM explained the happenings when a second story stairwell burned through.  A mayday was transmitted and all firefighters escape via ground ladders. Wishtv released this statement from the IFD “According to a release from IFD, a fire broke out at the International Village Apartments in Speedway […]

A Burning Question

Man, what a cold morning in the jumpseat. I cannot express the pride and honor I feel when the Twitter conversations happen with the followers of Viewsfromthejumpseat.  Each night it is like texting with 1500 good friends.  The friendships that are developing from it are blessing me beyond words to explain. I received a call […]

Do you lay in?

Had to repost this one.  This debate came up again tonight.  Here is a clip from the views on firehouse.com.  What is your opinion?  Click on link to read entire blog post! Do you lay in? It’s a great debate for the loyal readers of Views From the Jumpseat. Now keep in mind that I am […]

Radio Strap Debate

Good afternoon from the jumpseat. I can’t get away from this great debate.  Over the coat, under the coat, and can’t stand them are three common comment’s that I often hear about when you mention the radio strap.  We all know the importance of carrying a radio when running emergency calls but how you carry […]

Mayday in Baltimore

Chilling audio our of Baltimore Maryland.  We all should listen and learn from this audio and prepare ourselves for the mayday transmission if you ever need it!   Let’s take a look at some training for Maydays: http://www.firehouse.com/blog/10635603/mayday-mayday-mayday http://www.firehouse.com/article/10732324/why-firefighters-call-mayday http://www.firefighternation.com/article/firefighter-safety-health/mayday-training-done-right-0   Make sure to check out this awesome article from Dr. G: http://www.samatters.com/2012/09/16/dispatchers-role-in-situational-awareness/

Wondering How?

Good afternoon from the jumpseat!  After a long set back from my shoulder injury the Jumpseat was a welcome sight yesterday.  The shift went by pretty fast with some excitement mixed in.  As I was preparing my burn gear for tomorrow’s Firefighter Level 1 class skills day my mind kept wondering how are the students going to […]

One dead after Greenwich Hoarder fire

One dead after Greenwich house fire WTNH.com Staff GREENWICH, Conn. (WTNH) — A 42-year old man was killed and his mother taken to the hospital after a fire tore through their Greenwich home Tuesday morning. Neighbors say Dean Verboven was killed in the fire. The condition of his mother, 69-year-old Barbara Verboven, was not immediately […]

Time to Remember September 12, 2001

After a day of remembering the horrible events that unfolded on 9/11 some 10 years ago I believe it is time to remember what it was like on 9-12-01!  We had been attacked on our soil by some foreign cowards and America had responded! On Sept. 12 we all responded! From the pile that was […]

What 9/11 Confirmed for me….

9/11 meant back to the Jumpseat.   Good afternoon from the “Views Crew”. On this somber day we pause to reflect on the events from 11 years ago.  We all remember where we were and what we were doing when the US was attacked.  All Americans grabbed their televisions and stayed glued as we watched […]

What 9/11 should mean to the Fire Service!

Remembering 9/11 Good evening from the jumpseat.  On the eve of 9/11 comes we should all pause for a moment of silence for the lives lost that day.  We also should honor the sacrifice by learning out trade.  Watch this great video from the FDNY and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. “We lost a lot of […]

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