In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington welcomes his good friend Kevin O’Donnell from Hydrovent US.  Kevin and his dad have spent years inventing a nozzle that uses hydraulic ventilation with straight stream application at the SAME TIME. 



Ryan and Kevin talk about



Stream application

Negative pressure Ventilation

Where did Hydrovent come from

Who uses the Hyrdovent



Kevin “Little Jaws” O’Donnell joined Franklin Park Fire Department in 1988 and Hoffman Estates Fire Department in 1990. He was promoted to Lieutenant and Technical Rescue Team Leader in 2005.

Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_097_Hydrovent_with_0AKevin_ODonnell_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT

Jumpseat Radio 096 99% Search with Thomas Anderson


In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington sits down with Thomas Anderson from Insight Fire Training to talk about Tic use in the primary search.  Thomas travels the country speaking on enhancing search by using the Thermal imagine camera.

Topics covered include


Directed search

Tic selection

Tic application




Thomas Anderson is a Captain with the Charlotte Fire Department currently assigned to engine 24 and an instructor for Insight Fire Training.

Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_096_Search_with_Thomas_Anderson_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:47pm EDT

In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington welcomes Shan Raffel from the Queensland Australia.  Shan is a passionate instructor teaching fire behaviour around the world.  He has taught fire behaviour from Australia to Amsterdam. 

In this LIVE podcast from FDIC 2019 Ryan and Shan talk about:

  • Fire Behaviour 
  • High-Pressure Fog
  • Fire suppression around the world




Shan Raffel


Shan Raffel is currently serving as an operational station officer in Queensland, Australia. He is dedicated to exploring ways of improving efficiency and safety. During his 30-year career in the fire service, he has conducted numerous international study tours--including a 10-week Churchill Fellowship to research planning, preparation and response to emergencies in tunnels--in the USA (FDNY), Canada, Germany, Austria, Scandinavia and Switzerland.

Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_095_Firefighting_Down_Under_with_Shan_Raffel__mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11am EDT