Its firefighter friday. 

Tips for Firefighter Mental Health from Mark Lamplugh and Host Ryan Pennington

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Jumpseat Radio 041: Mental Health Help for Todays Firefighters 


In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes in Mark Lamplugh from the American Addictions Center to talk about mental health in the fire service.  With the number of firefighters struggling with addiction, substance abuse, and suicide Mark shares some insight on:


  • Watching out for other firefighters in the firehouse
  • Recognizing signs of trouble in yourself
  • Where to reach out for help 
  • The growing number of suicides in the fire service
  • Resources available (For Free) to firefighters 







Mark Lamplugh Jr. is a 4th generation firefighter and former Captain with the Lower Chichester Fire Company. He is now a national treatment consultant with American Addiction Centers specializing in First Responder Services.  Mark has placed and referred 100’s of firefighters nationwide.  Mark dedicates his life making sure every firefighter gets the help they need for Addiction and Mental Health issues.  He can be reached for comment at mlamplugh@contactaac.com or 888-731-FIRE. 

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Jumpseat Radio 041 Live Fire Training with David Brosnaham 

In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington sits down with Battalion Chief David Brosnaham from Roseville Minnesota.  David is a Live fire instructor with a local community and technical college where he burns 3-4 times a month.  David and Ryan talk about 


  • Fire Dynamics in live burn vs. real world
  • Scenario based live fire training 
  • Live fire training for rookies vs experienced 


Davids Bio 

David Brosnahan is a battalion chief with the Roseville, Minn., Fire Department. His primary job is the coordination of the day-to-day operations at Roseville Fire. Chief Brosnahan holds a bachelor of arts degree from Hamline University and a graduate certificate in Public Health Emergency Response from the University of Minnesota.  Chief Brosnahan is a certified fire instructor, Live Burn 1403 instructor and a fire instructor with Hennepin Technical College teaching NFPA 1001 and Live Burn training.


Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_041_Live_Fire_Training_with_Dave_Brosnahan.mp3
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In this weeks Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington sits down with the members of Engine House Training live at Missouri Winter Fire School.  The group discusses how Engine Company Training started with firefighter safety and survival and evolved into basic fireground function. 


Inside this Live Recording you will find:


  • Discussion basic hose advancement 
  • Hoseline selections
  • Need for Firefighter Bailouts
  • Techniques for Bailouts 
  • Engine House HOT session at FDIC 2015



Engine House Training 


Engine House Training LLC specializes in hands on practical training for Firefighters. Our classes are geared to both career and volunteer fire departments, and focuses on individual skills of Rapid Intervention Team Members, as well as implementation of team dynamics.




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In this LIVE episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington sets down with the members of the Fire Alumni and Deputy Chief Steve Prziborowski to talk about entry level firefighter testing and promotional testing. 


This episode was recorded live in San Diego California during Firehouse World 2015. The group engage is conversation about:


Entry Level Testing

Mentoring once hired

Promotional Preparation

What is the Fire Alumni





Steve Prziborowski

Deputy Chief, Santa Clara County, CA, FD


Steve Prziborowski, a firehouse.com Contributing Editor, is a Deputy Chief with the Santa Clara County (Los Gatos, CA) Fire Department, and a Fire Technology Instructor at Chabot College (Hayward, CA). Steve has a Master’s Degree in Emergency Services Administration, is a State Certified Master Instructor, and has completed the Executive Fire Officer Program. Steve has been published in all of the major fire service publications including Firehouse, is a frequent speaker at fire service events such as Firehouse World and Expo, and was selected as the 2008 Ed Bent California Fire Instructor of the year.



Bob Atlas

Battalion Chief, Contra Costa, CA, FD

Bob Atlas is a Battalion Chief with Contra Costa Fire, is on the career development committee, is a Certified Oral Board Rater and has been coaching candidates since 1999. He is Co-Owner of Fire Alumni and has a B.S. in Engineering & A.S. in Fire Science.


Fire Alumni Staff