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Learning vs Training: Application of knowledge.

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Good evening from the training officer.  I must take a moment and explain the changes that I have personally experienced.  Over the past month I have left the comfort of the Jumpseat and accepted a position as EMS Training Officer for my home department. This journey has started as a exciting new segment of my […]

Preparation requires plan A,B, and C.

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When was the last time things didn’t go as planned and you had to resort to plan b?  Being a firefighter requires adaptability to the situations faced.  Very rarely do fires occur in buildings with no set back, flat ground, clear spaces from aerial placement, and enough water to float the building down the street.  […]

Jumpseat Radio 038: Brining Back the Brotherhood with Andy Starnes

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In this weeks Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes Andy Starnes from BringingBacktheBrotherhood.com.  Andy is active in sharing the message of firefighters responsibility to each other and faith based assistance while establishing a well rounded life.   Being a firefighter is more than just running calls and Andy is quickly becoming THE go to person […]

Jumpseat Radio 037: Communication from the Front Seat to the Jumpseat with Lt. Mike Daley

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In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes in Lt. Mike Daley from New Jersey.  Ryan and Mike share their experience from presenting a classroom session where the two share the communication challenges and success between officer and firefighters.  In the session the two instructors break down:     Ladder of Abstracts […]

Jumpseat Radio 024: Medical Mayday with Robby Owens

Jumpseat Radio 024: Medical Mayday with Robby Owens   In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes back “The Average Jake” Robby Owens from Virginia.  Robby is a career lieutenant serving in a medium sized career department in central Virginia.   Robby and Ryan talk about Robby’s class Managing the Medical Mayday and […]

Faces of the Fire Service

After last week in Indianapolis has ended and my head has quit spinning one thing keeps coming to mind: the faces of the fire service. There is no doubt that FDIC is an amazing place full of excited firefighters who have traveled from around the globe to learn, laugh, and share with thirty thousand “like […]

The Tale of Two Engines

As the finishing equipment is placed on the big red twin trucks and let out of the garage, free to begin their journey of service to the community, this is the last time that they will be just like twins.  You  see one engine is destined to serve a older more deprived neighborhood that see’s […]

Smoke Showing?

Good morning Jumpseat viewers.  I ran across this video earlier and was wanting some feedback from you, the readers.  In this video the smoke conditions are what I would describe as Troubling.  Watch the video and let’s start a healthy discussion on what we are seeing and how this could be a dangerous situation! Leave comments below!

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Firefighter Fitness

Jumpseat Responsible Good afternoon from the recliner, well almost time to get back in the jumpseat!  After yesterday’s recording of our new podcast that will be appearing on firehouse.com I found the motivation to go for a quick run this morning.  You can say it was one of those “ah-hah” moments during our first show. My […]

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