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In this weeks podcast host, Ryan Pennington, sits down to share a response from inside the closed Facebook Group.   A listener responded to the question “what are you struggling with inside your fire department”.  The listener responded with my department is reactive not proactive. 


This is a statement shared by many firefighters around the world.  Who is responsible for the department being this way?   Is it YOU?

 

 

Listen in as Ryan shares some ways YOU can become a ProActive Firefighter. 

 

 

This podcast is sponsored by Chief Miller.  Chief Miller operates the largest Social Media page dedicated to the men and women of the fire service from around the world.  

 

Instagram @Chief_Miller_

Twitter       @Chief_Miller_

Website   https://www.chiefmillerapparel.com/

Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_079_Can_you_be_ProActive_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am EST

Jumpseat Radio 078 is designed for that firefighter who desires to turn a passion for the fire service into a career in the fire service.  To find your way into a career position it takes a clearly defined map and TONS of Hard work.  


In this episode Ryan shares 

  • How to start your plan 
  • Making list 
  • Starting Cpat Prep 
  • Get after it  

This podcast is sponsored by Chief Miller the largest instagram page dedicated to the men and women of the fire service from around the world.  



Make sure to share this podcast on ALL your social media platforms. 

 

Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_078_Turn_a_passion_into_a_profession__mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:56pm EST

In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio hosts Ryan Pennington and Robert “pip” Piparo continue their conversation in New Jersey.  The two talk about turning off the phones and paying attention to the members in the firehouse and your family at home.

 

Topics Covered:

 

  • Mental Health
  • Counseling
  • Paying attention to the people around you
  • Being present in the moments of your life.

 

 

This podcast is sponsored by Chief Miller.  Chief Miller operates the largest Social Media page dedicated to the men and women of the fire service from around the world.  

Instagram @Chief_Miller

Twitter       @Chief_Miller

Website   https://www.chiefmillerapparel.com/

Direct download: jumpseat_radio_077_Be_responsibly__present__in_your_life_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21pm EST

In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington sits down with James Geering from Behind the Shield Podcast. James is the host of an amazing podcast that focuses on the personal story of amazing public servant’s from all the services.  James and Ryan did a host/guest session where they recorded podcasts for both their shows in Orlando Florida. 

 

Topics Covered.

 

  • Sleep deprivation
  • James Stunt man life
  • Expectations of Firefighters

 

James

 

I was born in England and spent almost thirty years there before emigrating to the U.S.  My early years saw me in in a spectrum of jobs from lifeguard to stuntman.  I had always dreamed of becoming a Firefighter but was told as a child that my poor color vision would disqualify me from the process.  It wasn't until I moved to America that I realized that the vision deficit was mild and was a poor excuse for not following my dream.  I promptly enrolled in the Fire Academy and the rest is history.  I have been a Firefighter/Paramedic for twelve years now and still love it as much as my first day on the job.  I am also a Crossfit coach and about to graduate from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's in Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology.

Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_076_Behind_the_Shield.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39am EST

In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington, welcomes back the cohost and best friend of the #JumpseatNation Robert “Pip” Piparo. This podcast was recorded live in the house of Pip in Central New Jersey.  Ryan was in New Jersey for a local teaching event and drove down to meet pip for a SURPRISE 40th Birthday.   

 

During the visit Ryan and Pip cranked out three podcasts, all while Pip had NO idea that his buds were on the way to surprise him for his birthday. 

 

Inside Podcast #1 Pip and Ryan talk about how to change anything in your life.

 

Covered in the Podcast:

 

  • Pips secret to making a change
  • Small adjustments lead to big changes
  • Your not Dead
  • Get better tomorrow

 

 

This podcast is sponsored by Chief Miller.  Chief Miller operates the largest Social Media page dedicated to the men and women of the fire service from around the world.  

Instagram @Chief_Miller

Twitter       @Chief_Miller

Website   https://www.chiefmillerapparel.com/

Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_075_Pips_secret_to_changing_anything___mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:50am EST

In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes Chief Miller.  Chief Miller is the title sponsor of Jumpseat Radio and runs the largest instagram page dedicated to the men and women of the Fire Service around the world. 

 

This weeks episode covers

 

  • Chief Miller’s History
  • Social Media
  • Instagram
  • Posting on the social platforms

 

This podcast is sponsored by Chief Miller.  Chief Miller operates the largest Social Media page dedicated to the men and women of the fire service from around the world.  

Instagram @Chief_Miller

Twitter       @Chief_Miller

Website   https://www.chiefmillerapparel.com/

Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_074_Who_is_Chief_Miller.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:22pm EST

Jumpseat Radio 073 Do you really get it?

 

In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes back Chief Rick Lasky to finish their conversation. Chief Lasky shares his thoughts on why today’s firefighters should be learning from the past.

 

Covered in this episode:

  • What It is
  • Who gets it
  • Learning from history
  • Where to find history lessons
  • How to apply the lessons learned

 

 

This podcast is sponsored by Chief Miller.  Chief Miller operates the largest Social Media page dedicated to the men and women of the fire service from around the world.  

 

Instagram @Chief_Miller

Twitter       @Chief_Miller

Website   https://www.chiefmillerapparel.com/

 

 

Rick Lasky, a 38-year veteran of the fire service, served as chief of the Lewisville (TX) Fire Department for 12 years, prior to that as Fire Chief in Coeur d'Alene Idaho. Most recently, he was interim Chief for the Trophy Club (TX) Fire Department. Rick followed in his father’s footsteps beginning his career as a firefighter in the suburbs on the southwest side of Chicago and has been a line firefighter-paramedic, company grade officer, training officer and command-level officer.

Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_073_Do_you_really_get_it.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:29am EST

Jumpseat Radio 072 Honor WOD with Brute Force Training

 

In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington, welcomes back Robert Piparo and Justin Eberle from Brute Force Training.  This is the second podcast with the brute force crew recorded on the same day with Pip.

 

In this session the fellas talk about:

 

  • Training with a purpose
  • Honoring the fallen
  • Brute Force Sand Bags
  • How to join the Brute Force Team

 

 

This podcast is sponsored by Chief Miller.  Chief Miller operates the largest Social Media page dedicated to the men and women of the fire service from around the world.  

 

Instagram @Chief_Miller

Twitter       @Chief_Miller

Website   https://www.chiefmillerapparel.com/

Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_072_Honor_WOD_with_Brute_Force_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:21pm EST

In this weeks Jumpseat Radio host,Ryan Pennington, welcomes Chief Rick Lasky to the podcast. The two talk about his experience getting started in the fire service.  Chief Lasky’s start in the fire business was not a “normal” beginning.  He shares his amazing story of how it all started.

 

 

In this episode Ryan and Chief Lasky talk about:

  • Rick’s fire service start
  • How one person changed his life
  • How you can mentor young firefighters
  • The senior firefighter position

 

This podcast is sponsored by Chief Miller.  Chief Miller operates the largest Social Media page dedicated to the men and women of the fire service from around the world.  

 

Instagram @Chief_Miller

Twitter       @Chief_Miller

Website   https://www.chiefmillerapparel.com/

Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_071_Talk_with_Chief_Lasky__mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32am EST

Jumpseat Radio 070 Brute Force Training 01

In this week episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes his partner in crime Robert Piparo.  The guys welcome in Justin Eberle Director of operations for Brute Force Training maker of the Brute Force Sand Bags built for the Tactical Athlete.

 

Topics covered in today’s podcast:

 

  • Tactical athletic training
  • Brute Force Training
  • Developing Tactical Training
  • Taking Risks to bring product to market
  • How Firefighters can train with low cost sand bags
Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_070_Brute_Force_Podcast_01_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:08am EST

In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington, welcomes back Robert Piparo and Nick Dinges for the second podcast recorded from Illinois. This episode was recorded on the same night as podcast 068 and takes it to the next level. 


Listen in as the three talk about:

 

  • Fire Behavior
  • Firefighter Behavior
  • Flashover Can
  • Lessons Learned

 

 

Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_069_Cornfield_Conversations__mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:33am EST

Jumpseat Radio 068 Live from the Midwest

 

In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes back Robert Piparo from 555 Fitness.  Along with Pip this week Jumpseat Radio introduces you to Nick Dinges.  Nick is a awesome student, instructor, and business owner based out of Amboy Illinois.  Nick, Pip, and Ryan were in town doing some videos work and sat down to have an awesome discussion on the current issues facing today’s fire service. 

 

Topics included:

 

  • Firefighter Cancer Prevention
  • Flashover Lessons
  • Neat Engine Cover
  • The power of Corn

 

This podcast is sponsored by Chief Miller.  Chief Miller operates the largest Social Media page dedicated to the men and women of the fire service from around the world. 

Instagram @Chief_Miller

Twitter       @Chief_Miller

Website   https://www.chiefmillerapparel.com/

Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_068_Live_from_the_Midwest__mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:07am EST

Jumpseat Radio 067 Firefighters are NOT special

 

 

Welcome back to the Jumpseat Radio Podcast.  In this week’s episode host Ryan Pennington welcomes back a Robert Piparo.  Pip is on location somewhere on the east coast with a special mission.  He joins Ryan to talk about how firefighters are normal folks who perform in extraordinary conditions. 

 

Topics covered this week include.

 

Where is PIP

Why do we think we are “special”

How to stay mission focused.

 

 

This podcast is sponsored by Chief Miller.  Chief Miller operates the largest Social Media page dedicated to the men and women of the fire service from around the world. 

 

Instagram @Chief_Miller

Twitter       @Chief_Miller

Website   https://www.chiefmillerapparel.com/

 

Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_067_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42am EST

Welcome to Jumpseat Radio…..   
 
In this weeks podcast its time to direct some of our energy away from debating pushing fire and spend it toward pushing firefighters.  Pushing firefighters to improve themselves.   Whether you are the superstar in you house or the snot nosed new guy we all should lean on each other to improve our performance.  The days of standing around watching the “new” firefighters are gone.  
 
New sponsor for Jumpseat Radio..    
 
We would like to welcome chief miller as our new Podcast sponsor. Chief miller operates the Largest Instagram page dedicated to the men and women of the fire service from around the world.  You can find his page at Chief_Miller on all social media platforms and at chiefmillerapparel.com
 
So todays podcast title Pushing Firefighters is going to be about the 5 skills you should be practicing everyday you pull on your fire boots.   they are essential for your success as a firefighter, officer, or chief,    
 
  1. PPE Donning and Doffing 
    1. often overlooked and complacent 
    2. Seems to be a skill that provides frustrations 
    3. Can KILL YOU. 
    4. Can slow you down on the foreground…  share rookie   story    
  2. Portable ladders 
    1. Knowing their capabilities of reach 
    2. one,2, 3 person throwing,,, balance points….    
    3. deployment speed 
  3. Stretching 
    1. Identifying all loads 
    2. Know how to deploy each 
    3. How to compensate for snags, bad stretches, and obstacles
    4. Doing this with PPE ON 
  4. Catching a Hydrant 
    1. Should I have to explain this one 
    2. This skill can be overlooked 
    3. Add in problems, Stuck cap,   close fence,  broken wrench  
  5. Knowing your rig 
    1. I can’t explain what its like working on 4 different rigs on 4 different days 
    2. knowing all the details 
    3. Just because you have been riding on it a while don’t complacent  
All of the previous topics can be often overlooked and taken for granted.  If we take together as a crew and push each other to keep practicing, drilling, and heck even having challenges between firefighters we can make our company into the Best company .  
 
Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_066_Pushing_Firefighters__mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:26am EST

Jumpseat Radio 065 Are you an Expert

 

Welcome back to this weeks Jumpseat Radio where host Ryan Pennington welcomes back Robert Piparo.  Ryan and Pip share some comments on the recent social media post from Paul Combs.  Paul shared an amazing drawing of a Picture of a Fire Helmet talking about the firefighters who proclaim to be experts on a given topic. 

 

During the Podcast the fella’s talk about

 

  • Sharing information
  • How to stay grounded
  • What to do when people request access

 

 

 

Robert Piparo

 

Rob Piparo, better known as Pip, is a Lieutenant with the City of New Brunswick Fire Department, located in New Brunswick, NJ and a Paramedic with Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, NJ. He has been involved with emergency services for 17 years. Pip holds certifications as a Firefighter 1 & 2, NJ Level 1 Fire Instructor, Extrication, High Angle and Confined Space Technician, NJ and National Registry Paramedic, and Crossfit Level I. 

 

Pip has always been passionate about fitness. He spent several years running half marathons and training strictly with kettlebells until he discovered Crossfit. He is currently a Coach at Iron Crossfit in North Brunswick, NJ . He has also completed a marathon and an Olympic distance triathlon with hopes of someday being able to compete in an ironman distance. 

 

Pip's passion for training lead him to the 555 Fitness page, where he quickly developed a friendship with Larry, its owner. After several months of back and forth banter, Larry asked Pip if he wanted to join the team. One could say the rest is history, but for now, we will just say we are too busy making history. email - pip@555fitness.com

Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_065_Are_you_an_expert_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44pm EST

Jumpseat radio 064 Hating the Firehouse

 

In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington, welcomes John Dixon back to have a conversation about dealing with a rut.  Ryan and John engage in a passionate conversation about inside the firehouse fixes for someone who is in a rut and needs help pulling themselves up.

 


In this episode John shares these topics:

 

  • Aggressively Positive
  • Finding you What, Why, and How
  • Feeding the Animal
  • Small things lead to big change

 

 

 

John Dixons Bio

 

John is a career fire officer with an urban fire department in New Jersey and has over 20 years in the fire service. He has earned his fire officer (FO) credentials from the Center for Public Safety Excellence and is a National Fire Academy Alumni. John has a passion for training, mentoring, and inspiring up-and-coming officers and firefighters. He has served as an Instructor with the Bergen County Fire Academy, a member of Project Kill the Flashover, and currently serves as the NJ State Lead Advocate for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_064_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:51pm EST

Jumpseat Radio 063  We are NOT perfect

 

 

In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes in John Hayowky and Chris Baker to talk about the pressure of trying to hard on the fireground.  Ryan and guest give some context to those firefighters who suffer the affects of peer pressure in their tasks while responding to emergencies. 



Points covered.

 

  • Allowing yourself to make mistakes
  • Overcoming common foreground mistakes
  • Setting reasonable expectations
  • Ryans saw story

 

 

Bio

 

John Hawowky: John Hayowyk Jr. has over 20 years in the fire service.  He is currently a Captain for the City of Passaic FD in NJ (Ladder 2).  John is also a NJ Certified Level 2 Fire Service Instructor and teaches at Passaic & Sussex County Public Safety Academies.  He also heads up of the Training Division for the Roxbury Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept and  is an active Fire Inspector & Arson Investigator and also maintains his EMT certification.

 

Chris Baker

 

Instructor Chris Baker has over 10 years of experience in volunteer, combination and career fire departments in California.  He started as a volunteer firefighter for the West Stanislaus Fire Protection District and the City of Patterson in 2006.  In 2007, Chris became a paid reserve Firefighter / Driver-Operator for the City of Patterson Fire Department.  He spent four seasons with CAL FIRE as a seasonal Firefighter, two years with the Chevron Fire Department as a Firefighter / Engineer and  three years as a Firefighter / Acting Engineer with a municipal fire department in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology from Pacific Lutheran University, Associates of Science Degree in Fire Service Command Company Officer from Shasta College.  He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Emergency Services Administration.

Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_63_We_are_Not_Perfect__mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21pm EST

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