Tag Archives: master stream

Outstanding Hoarder Fires

Commonly I will tell someone that I have taken on the topic of emergencies inside Hoarding conditions and the first thing they say is “we just don’t go in”.  Although I often disagree with them this tactic is one that is in the toolbox of fire attacks.  If you arrive to find a yard full […]

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 […]

Maplewood Ave Fire 08-25-12

Hoarder house fire kills lone occupant

Good morning from the jumpseat. As I return from my doctor’s appointment about my shoulder and listen to a 5-alarm fire in Brooklyn NYC I came across this horrific story of a hoarding fire fatality.  Take a moment to look at these dramatic pictures of after the fire was extinguished. These images are a great example […]

Firefighter’s Goal

Once again, we are back in the jumpseat, welcome back!  Do you have a goal for your fire service career?  This question popped up in my head today as we reviewed the upcoming sports season.  Most athletes have goals that they strive to reach.  From a football player making it to the super bowl to […]

Busiest Firefighter on Scene?

Good afternoon from the jumpseat.  As another busy shift progressed on the best side we recieved the three words we all sit around and wait for.  Engine 8 for the “reported Structure Fire.”  Those words came across the radio as I was stepping up to drive the engine while returning from an automatic alarm when […]

PD: ‘Unusual’ note found at Phoenix house fire

Here is a link to a great article out of Phoenix Arizona. According to Steve Kuzi from Abc.15.com the fire department responded to a reported structural fire and found a vacant hoarder home at level 5.  While fighting the fire they found a disturbing note admitting to starting the fire and other crimes. This is a classic case of how […]

Have you mastered the Large Streams?

Good afternoon from the New and Improved “Views from the Jumpseat” site. We appreciate your patient as we build a new and improved jumpseat site.  As we build this site reflecting the views of all the street level firefighters it seems like we all have seen an increase in the amount of defensive attacks made on […]