In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington sits down for a roundtable discussion about how firefighters are continuing to train and stay positive during covid-19. 

Jumpseat Radio is Sponsored By Dingesfire.com 

Direct download: Jumpseat_radio_122_Locked_down_and_Still_Training.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:33pm EDT

In this week’s episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington welcomes in the Thin Red Line Radio guys during the Firehouse World conference.  The guys sit down live in Las Vegas Nevada.

Topics covered

  • Fireground mistakes
  • Stretching short
  • Recon on the fireground
  • Training for mistakes
  • Jumpseat Responsibility




Jumpseat Radio is sponsored by dingefirecompany.com

In this week's episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington welcomes Chief Jason Hoevelmann from Engine House Training.  Jason is a chief officer who brings an “operational” perspective to all decisions.  He is known for his New Fire Officer education for anyone recently promoted to lead a crew.  Jason is also a prostate cancer survivor and shares his powerful story of discovery and surviving prostate cancer.  This podcast delivers a punch to the gut reminding us to get checked!

Topics Covered:

  • Becoming a new fire chief
  • Operational mindset
  • Benchmarking performance
  • Pushing to get better
  • Department Physicals
  • Discovering cancer
  • Surviving cancer


Jumpseat Radio is sponsored by DingesFirecompany.com

Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_120_Leadership_with_Jason_Hoevelmann__mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am EDT

In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington welcomes Mitch Huner the founder of the Fire Maul.  Mitch is assigned to a truck company in Illinois and discovered many firefighters using a normal splitting maul on the fireground.  He went on a mission to make a maul that is designed for the fire service.   Bash and Smash was born! 


Listen in as Ryan and Mitch talk about:

  • Idea for the fire maul
  • First uses of the maul
  • Forcible entry with a 10lb tool
  • Battering Rams
  • Fire maul tool wraps


and much more.



Jumpseat Radio is sponsored by DingesFireCompany.com

Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_119_Bash_and_Smash_with_Fire_Maul_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:37pm EDT

In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington welcomes the President of the IAFC Gary Ludwig.  Chief Ludwig shares the new IAFC program to make sure that if you start feeling “ill” on the fireground you make sure to get checked out by a qualified doctor.  Listen in as the chief shares his story and how we can watch out for each other on and off the fireground


Topics covered


  • If you don’t feel well
  • How to get help after a fire
  • Fireground rehab
  • Leadership
  • Followership





The title sponsor of Jumpseat Radio is Dinges Fire Company. Find them at dingesfire.com

Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_118_If_you_dont_feel_well_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47am EDT

In this week' episode of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington welcomes in Nick Papa, Anthony Avillo, and Mark Canon to talk about ventilation.  The guys share discuss different things associated with ventilation of heat and smoke during a structure fire.


  • Topics Covered
  • When to vent
  • When not to vent
  • Coordination of the ventilation



Jumpseat Radio is sponsored by Dinges Fire Company


Jumpseat Radio is a proud member of the Chief Media Family

Direct download: Jumpseat_Raadio_117_Talking_ventilation_live_in_Missouri_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53am EDT