In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington uses the analogy of the Star Wars movies to discuss firefighters attitudes around the Firehouse.  Firefighters, like all other people, experience highs and low throughout their lives.  It is important for firefighters to seek out the positives and keep their attention on the mission. 


In this episode we cover:


The Dark Side

  • Fear
  • Anger
  • Hatred


The Light Side:

  • Knowledge
  • Appreciation
  • Camaraderie
  • Friendship
  • Service


Make sure to like, share, and subscribe to all the Social Media Platforms.

Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_062_The_Darkside_of_the_Firehouse_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23am EST

Jumpseat Radio 061 Is Aggressive a bad word?


In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington talks about the word "Aggressive". For a long time many folks thought aggressive was not a word that should be used to describe a firefighter, rather an emotion that goes along with recklessness. 

Ryan uses a book from retired Navy Seal Jocko Willink to discuss how aggression is not a bad thing! 


Link to the Book:

Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_60_Is_aggresion_a_bad_thing_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm EST

Jumpseat Radio 060 Building Construction with James Johnson 


In this week's episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington welcomes James Johnson from Vancouver Canada Fire Department. James is a FDIC instructor who covers building construction for the street level firefighter. 


Topics covered include 

  • Why there are more than 5 types of construction
  • What's behind those walls 
  • Top 3 things to learn about building construction 


James Twitter can be found Here: https://twitter.com/ffjamesjohnson



Direct download: JumpseatRadio060BuildingConstructionwithJamesJonhsonmixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:08am EST

In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington Welcomes back John Dixon for a talk on his topic of the Normalization of Deviance. John has spent years researching how firefighters use excuses to rationalize the deviation from standard safety practice. 


This episode is full of useful takeaways that every level of firefighters can learn and apply today !


Johns Twitter https://twitter.com/InstructorDixon

Johns Website https://instructorjohndixon.com/


This episode welcomes a new sponsor. Vanguard Safety Wear, the maker of the MK-1 structural firefighting glove.   

Vanguards facebook page https://www.facebook.com/VanguardSafetyWear


Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_059__Being_a_Deviant_with_John_Dixon__mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:18am EST

Jumpseat Radio 058 Live interview with Frank Viscso and Doug Mitchell


On this weeks Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington sits down with two fire service leaders while on delay at Indianapolis International Airport. Listen in as these fire service leaders have a great conversation about fire ground operations, Leadership, and FDIC. 

This weeks episode my not have the best audio quality due to the location and some technical difficulties with recorder.  May need to adjust your volume during the podcast.  



Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_057_Live_fromt_they_INDY_Airport_wav.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:06pm EST

Jumpseat Radio 057 PIO with Kevin Sur



In this weeks edition of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes his good friend, and PIO Master, Kevin Sur.  Kevin travels around the world serving in multiple roles with local, state, and federal government agencies preparing for emergencies. Kevin is a Social Media Master that teaches the benefits and uses of the multiple platforms to different agencies. 


In this podcast Ryan and Kevin talk about:


  • Benefits of social media
  • How jumpseat riders can use social media correctly
  • Explore resources where firefighters can find FREE education
  • Shares some history of the Hawaiian Fire Service.



Join in as the two high energy educators sit down for a view from the jumpseat.



Kevin T. Sur serves as an Emergency Management Instructor for Ohio Emergency Management Agency, as well as an Instructor for the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC), and in the External Affairs Cadre at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA).


Previously, he has served as a Program Officer-4 for the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management overseeing all Training/Outreach/Education/Exercises for Public Safety & Justice Services, Deputy Fire Chief at North Randall Fire and Bazetta Fire.

Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio__057_PIO_with_Kevin_Sur.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:58pm EST