Mon, 19 January 2015
Jumpseat Radio 038: Brining Back the Brotherhood with Andy Starnes
In this weeks Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes Andy Starnes from BringingBacktheBrotherhood.com. Andy is active in sharing the message of firefighters responsibility to each other and faith based assistance while establishing a well rounded life.
Being a firefighter is more than just running calls and Andy is quickly becoming THE go to person for firefighter personal development.
Looking after each other
Kill the flashover
Andy is 2nd generation firefighter and a Career Captain with over 24 years of experience in the fire service. He is passionate about teaching, encouraging and supporting up and coming firefighters with biblically principled messages on where to draw our strength from and why living a God centered life is extremely rewarding. Andy believes to be a great firefighter & leader, we need to be more than one dimensional. That firefighting tactics are important and great, but not enough to be a great servant leader.
Andy is a Level II instructor with an associate degree of Applied Science in Fire Protection Technology. He is very knowledgeable on modern fire behavior and also serves as a member of Kill the Flashover Project and the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.
Andy and his wife Sarah reside in Charlotte, NC with their daughter Emma.
Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio-_Bringing_Back_the_Brotherhood_with_Andy_Starnes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16am EDT
Fri, 16 January 2015
Jumpseat Radio Firefighter with Andy Starnes from Bringing Back the Brotherhood.
Get motivated and PUMPED for a great weekend!!!!
Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_FireFighter_Friday_w_Andy_Starnes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32am EDT
Thu, 8 January 2015
Firefighter Friday 003- With Mike Daley!
Mon, 5 January 2015
Jumpseat Radio 037: Communication from the Front Seat to the Jumpseat with Lt. Mike Daley
In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes in Lt. Mike Daley from New Jersey. Ryan and Mike share their experience from presenting a classroom session where the two share the communication challenges and success between officer and firefighters. In the session the two instructors break down:
LT. MICHAEL DALEY, a Firehouse.com Contributing Editor, serves with the Monroe Township Fire District No. 3 and he was recently earned the Master Fire Instructor certification from the ISFSI. He is an instructor at the Middlesex County Fire Academy where he developed rescue training curriculum and serves on New Jersey Task Force 1. He is a managing member of Fire Service Performance Concepts and a monthly columnist on Firehouse.com.
Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_037_Communication_from_the_Jumpseat_to_the_Front_seat_with_Mike_Daley_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26am EDT
Fri, 2 January 2015
In this weeks jumpseat Radio Firefighter Friday host Ryan Pennington talks about setting some realistic goals for your best year ever, 2015!
Thu, 18 December 2014
In this weeks Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes David B Rutherford. David is a retired Navy Seal and a motivational speaker. David’s Froglogic Concept teaches everyone to embrace Fear. His energy is electric in all of his endeavors.
In this show Ryan and David talk about:
Froglogic Concepts, LLC. was created by Navy SEAL David Rutherford in 2006. David and his teammates at Team Froglogic hope to bring a fresh approach to the world of motivational speaking, corporate team building, self-help books, and inspirational videos. He is determined to entertain, inspire and help people around the world by supplying powerful motivational training programs and content. As one of the best motivational entertainment company’s in the industry, David and his elite squad offer to motivate you and your team through a variety of media outlets and retail options.
Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_036_Embrace_Fear_with_Froglogic_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:11pm EDT
Fri, 12 December 2014
The first episode of Firefighter Friday with a vist from Vent Enter Search's own Jimm Walsh
Tue, 9 December 2014
In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes in a group of fire officer, firefighters, and chief officers from the New York and New Jersey area. Listen in as the group talks about:
It was an honor to record with this group of fire service leaders:
John Hayowyk Jr
John Hayowyk Jr. has over 20 years in the fire service. He is currently a Lieutenant for the City of Passaic FD in NJ (Ladder 1). 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.
Robert has over 17 years in the fire service and is currently Assistant Chief with the Dix Hills Fire Department, Long Island, NY. Robert is passionate about the fundamentals of firefighting and the important role they play in building our future firefighters and leaders.
John is a career Lieutenant with the Teaneck Fire Dept (NJ) and has over 16 years in the fire service. John has a passion for the fire service and for training , mentoring and inspiring up and coming officers. He also serves as an Instructor with the Bergen County Fire Academy(NJ).
Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_035_Table_talk_at_Dix_HIlls_Fire_Dept._.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54am EDT
Mon, 1 December 2014
In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington interviews Dan Kerrigan. Dan had written a spot on article on Fire Engineering Blog Community titled Renewing the Fire Service, Tradition Starts with YOU. In this interview he shares views and opinions of what he sees during everyday operations of fire departments. Needless to say the article was a direct hit!
In this interview Ryan and Dan Discuss:
Dan Kerrigan is a 28 year veteran of the fire service, serving in positions from Firefighter through Deputy Fire Chief. His tenure includes time in volunteer, combination and career organizations of varying size and complexity, and it includes significant experience in operations, administration, risk reduction, health and wellness, emergency management, research, training, and professional development.
Currently Assistant Fire Marshal/Deputy Emergency Mgmt. Coordinator (rank equivalent Asst. Chief) for East Whiteland Township, he is also active in a number of organizations including the Southeastern PA Regional Fire Task Force, where he serves as an Operations Deputy Leader for the Chester County Fire Task Force.
Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_034_Traditions_Starts_with_You_with_Dan_Kerrigan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:52pm EDT
Tue, 18 November 2014
Jumpseat Radio 032: Jumpseat Situational Awareness with Rich Gasaway
In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes his mentor of over 20 years, Dr. Rich Gasaway. Rich is THE go to authority on (SA) Situational Awareness. His resume includes numerous articles, lectures, and programs presented around the world. In this interview Rich shares how he became interested in and finished years of research in decision making under stressful conditions.
Rich’s introduction into SA
Tips for Developing Jumpseat SA
Mentoring in the Fire Service
Concept or Pay it Forward!
Listen in to this interactive podcast through to the end and discover how to apply for a scholarship sponsored by Dr. Gasaway to VCOS 2015!
RICHARD B. GASAWAY, Ph.D., served 30 years in public safety, including 22 years as a chief fire officer, before retiring in 2009. He holds bachelor’s, master’s and a doctor of philosophy degrees in finance, economics, business administration and leadership and is the principal consultant at the Gasaway Consulting Group. Dr. Gasaway is the host of the Leader’s Toolbox podcast radio show on Firehouse.com and runs the Situational Awareness Matters! website www.SAMatters.com.
Podcast SAMatters Radio
Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_032_Check_up_with_Dr._Rich_Gasaway.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34pm EDT
Tue, 11 November 2014
Jumpseat Radio 031: Ironman Fireman Rob
In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes Fireman Rob Verhelst. Rob has been motivating and inspiring thousands of people around the world by competing in triathlons in FULL TURNOUT GEAR. His signature distance is a full ironman, 140.6 miles in less than 17 hours! His story is inspiring as he gives back to the fire service and many other charities.
Robs history of service
Racing triathlons in Full turnout gear
His Kona experience
How you can be an ironman
I consider myself a unique & passionate athlete who strives to motivate others to be part of something bigger than themselves. I started competing in triathlons in 2005 and in July of 2011, started the journey of Hope and Inspiration. I've completed 15 Ironman distance and 6 Half Ironman distance triathlons in full firefighter gear (weight 50 lbs).
Although I certainly receive an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment, I participate in each event to help raise awareness and show people that they are #ABLE to do more than they think if they are willing to take the first step.
FIREMAN ROB THE ATHLETE
Sun, 2 November 2014
Jumpseat Radio 030: Talking Training with Nick Martin.
In this weeks Jumpseat Radio podcast host Ryan Pennington sits down for a talk with Battalion Chief Nick Martin of the Columbia SC Fire Department. Nick is a instructor for the Traditions Training group and the training chief for Columbia. He is very active training firefighters all over north america.
Nicks fire service background
Essential qualities of a firefighter ready to train
How a Chief officer gains the respect of the rank and file
Keys to an engaging training session
“Nicks secret sauce” to training firefighters
Questions from JumpseatNation
Battalion Chief, Columbia Fire Department
Nick began his fire service career in 1994 as a volunteer in his hometown located in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Since then he has served as a career/volunteer firefighter in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. He holds a bachelors degree in fire science from the University of Maryland and a masters degree in management from the Public Safety Executive Leadership program at the Johns Hopkins University.
Nick is presently a Battalion Chief with the Columbia Fire Department in the capitol city of South Carolina. He served previously with the District of Columbia Fire Department through the ranks of private, sergeant and lieutenant where he served on engine company, truck/tower companies, and as a battalion aide. As a firefighter with the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department he earned a Medal of Valor from Firehouse Magazine, as well as a Silver Medal for Valor from the Prince George’ County Fire Department. Nick is also an author for Fire Engineering magazine, Urban Firefighter magazine & is presents regularly at FDIC.
Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_030_Talking_Training_with_Nick_Martin_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:59pm EDT
Mon, 27 October 2014
Jumpseat Radio 029: Interview with Bobby Halton
In this weeks podcast podcast host Ryan Pennington interviews Fire Engineering editor in Chief Bobby Halton. In this episode Ryan and Bobby sit and talk about numerous topics including:
Cancer in the Fire Service
Why they both dislike “Culture Change”
Histories affects on the fire service
Chief Halton’s contribution to Pass it on.
Jumpseat Firefighters “Must Attend” at FDIC 2015
Must attend events at FDIC 2015
Chief Bobby Halton (ret.) is currently editor in chief of Fire Engineering Magazine and education director of the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC). Chief Halton is a native New Yorker. He began his career in structural firefighting with the Albuquerque (NM) Fire Department and rose through the ranks to include chief of training. Bobby was chief of operations until his retirement from Albuquerque in 2004. He then became the chief of the Coppell (TX) Fire Department, Bobby left Coppell to assume the duties as editor in chief of Fire Engineering Magazine.
Fri, 24 October 2014
Jumpseat Radio Episode 30
Tonight was suppose to be Jumpseat Radio podcast. Instead of taking the time to record a normal podcast I wanted to record a short recording to honor the passing of Firehouse Magazines Harvey Eisner.
Harvey was an amazing leader and I am honored to have known him, worked for him, and spent hours soaking in his knowledge!
Wed, 15 October 2014
Jumpseat Radio Podcast 28 Slicers with ISFSI Steve Pegram
In this episode of Jumpseat Radio podcast 28 host Ryan Pennington welcomes the President of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors President Chief Steve Pegram. Chief Pegram is currently serving as the fire chief for the Goshen Ohio Fire Department. The ISFSI just released a video highlighting the new fire dynamic research that has recently been released. With the release of the SLICERS video this research is being shared with firefighters worldwide.
In this episode Ryan and Steve talk
Applying new research
Adjusting for your department
Difference between SLICERS in rural and urban fire departments
The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) began over 53 years ago in 1961 when a handful of instructors got together to talk about how they could improve firefighter safety. Over the next five decades the ISFSI has contributed to the fire service through education and support of fire instructors everywhere. As a driving force in 2014 the ISFSI leads fire and EMS instructors in their efforts to reduce firefighter fatalities and injuries, increase firefighter safety, and improve the profession through education and training.
Find out more Here
Chief Pegram’s wife has recently became ill and its in need of a double lung transplant. I would like to challenge Jumpseat Nation to join me in helping give back to this fire service leader. Chief Pegram’s family will have a significant challenge ahead of them as she awaits a match for transplant and will need costly anti-rejection medications once she receives the transplant.
Come on Jumpseat Nation!!!
Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_028_SLICERS_with_ISFSI_President_Steve_Peagram.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:24am EDT
Tue, 7 October 2014
Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_027-_8_Tips_for_Firehouse_Teamwork.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22am EDT
Thu, 25 September 2014
Jumpseat Radio 026: EMS issues with Karen Owens
Welcome to Jumpseat Radio episode 26. This weeks podcast features Karen Owens from the Commonwealth of Virginia EMS. Ryan and Karen talk about ICS for EMS, Accountability for EMS, mass casualty response, and other topics for the first arriving firefighters.
Recorded live on the show floor of Ohio Fire and EMS Expo Karen shares some information from her book ICS for EMS. Karen is the Emergency Operations Manager for Virginia EMS, a national level instructor, and a current EMS responder in her community.
Karens twitter: @stickysidedown
Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_026-_EMS_Issues_with_Karen_Owens_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:46pm EDT
Mon, 15 September 2014
Jumpseat Radio 025: EMS Extrication with Rom Duckworth
Is this episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington talks with Rom Duckworth about his popular class where he integrates EMS skills into Auto Extrication. Without a doubt the number one priority at an accident scene is to safe lives and in Rom’s sessions he integrates patient care with extrication.
Rom talks about trauma care, patient stabilization, coordination of efforts, and after the call action to help give the patient the best chance at surviving.
Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_025_Ems_Extrication_with_Rom_Duckworth_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:47pm EDT
Wed, 3 September 2014
Jumpseat Radio 024: Medical Mayday with Robby Owens
In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes back “The Average Jake” Robby Owens from Virginia. Robby is a career lieutenant serving in a medium sized career department in central Virginia.
Robby and Ryan talk about Robby’s class Managing the Medical Mayday and how firefighters need to keep fighting the fire in the event of a firefighters medical emergency. Listen in as the two firefighters share their thoughts and then share some pre-fire planning tips for smaller departments that cost you ZERO DOLLARS.
Mon, 25 August 2014
Jumpseat Radio 023: The lost art of the Fire Service
In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes Jimm Walsh from VententerSeartch.com onto the show. Listen in as the two talk about:
You can Check out Jimm's work at Vententersearch.com
Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_023-_The_Lost_Art_of_the_Fire_Service_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:39pm EDT
Thu, 14 August 2014
Jumpseat Radio 022: Informal leadership with Chief Rubin
In this episode host Ryan Pennington welcomes back Chief Dennis Rubin. Ryan and Cheif Rubin are recording live from the West Virginia State Firemans Association Conference in Vienna WV.
Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_022_-_Informal_Leadership_with_Chief_Rubin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06pm EDT
Thu, 7 August 2014
Jumpseat Radio 021: Jumpseat Ready
Listen in as Ryan shares points from this succesful class on how to keep your focus, stay prepared, asses your skills, and be infectious in the firehouse!
Thu, 3 July 2014
Welcome back to Jumpseat Radio Podcast. In this weeks podcast host Ryan Pennington sits down with Dennis Rubin. Chief Rubin has served as Fire Chief with multiple large metropolitan cities. Dennis is a dynamic educator that travels around the world sharing his “Rubes Rules’
In this episode Ryan and Dennis talk about his days on Washington DC Engine 10 and how all jumpseat firefighters can follow the rubes rules for jumpseat success.
Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_20_Interview_with_Dennis_Rubin_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm EDT
Mon, 23 June 2014
Jumpseat Radio 019: Interview with Billy Goldfeder
In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington sits down to talk with Chief Billy Goldfeder from the Secret List and FirefighterCloseCalls.com.
Topics Covered include:
The History of the Secret List
Firefighters and Cancer
Base Level Firefighter Training
Listen in to Ryan and Billy talk about these topics and others!
Thu, 22 May 2014
Jumpseat Radio 018: Combat ready with Tony Kelleher
In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington brings Fire Chief Tony Kelleher on the show to talk about the “Combat Ready” mentality. Being prepared, committed, and in the right mindset to handle the biggest emergency of your life each time the alarm bell rings is something we all should be striving for each minute that you are in and around the fire station.
Tony and Ryan give the listeners some insight into how the Kentland 33 fire station sets the expectations and how the members uphold those high expectations.
Some topics covered include:
Combat Ready Firefighters
First arriving Assignments
Long stretches with 1.5/1.75 inch attack lines
Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_018-_Combat_Ready_Firefighting_with_Tony_Kelleher.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43am EDT
Fri, 16 May 2014
Jumpseat Radio: 017 Am I a Truckie Yet?
This week's Jumpseat Radio Podcast host, Ryan Pennington, reviews some "quick tips" for keeping up with your truck company skills. Having good truck company skills are needed no matter what type of unit you arrive on.
Ryan reviews tips for:
Bonus: In this weeks jumpseat radio questions and answers with some of #jumpseatNation.
Fri, 9 May 2014
Jumpseat Radio 016: Spicing up your springtime drills
In this episode #jumpseatNation reviews some tips to spice up your springtime drills. Host Ryan Pennington explains some simple, no cost, ways to add some variables to your springtime training to review basics and build the base.
Join Ryan as #jumpseatNation stays #JumpseatNation #jumpseatready!
Fri, 25 April 2014
Jumpseat Radio episode 015: Interview with Peter Matthews
In this episode of Jumpseat Radio Ryan returns to Firehouse World 2014 for a interview with Firehouse.com Editor in Chief Peter Matthews. Ryan and Pete talk about how they met, his firefighting background, and how you can share information on Firehouse.com
Listen in as Ryan and Pete talk about fire from sunny, San Diego California....
Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_15__Interview_with_Peter_Matthews.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27am EDT
Thu, 17 April 2014
Jumspeat Radio 014: Interview with David J Soler
In this episode host Ryan Penningtons spend time with Firefighter Toolbox founder and publisher David J Soler. The two firefighters talk about many topics including firefighting good to great.
David's work can be found at firefightertoolbox.com
Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_014_Interview_with_David_J_Soler_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52pm EDT
Tue, 15 April 2014
Jumpseat Radio 013: The Brotherhood/Sisterhood is ALIVE!
In this episode of jumpseat radio host Ryan Pennington reviews the week at FDIC 2014. During this week of fire service one thing was evident. Thousands of firefighters walking around with smiles on their faces recharging everyones batteries and meeting new friends.
In this episode we will discuss:
Bunker up, Buckle in, it's where we ALL begin!!
Thu, 3 April 2014
Jumpseat Radio:012 Agressive Search
In this episode host Ryan Pennington talks about searching for life inside structural fires. Speed is key weh searching for a person who is trapped in a hostile fire enviornment.
Covered in this episode
Fri, 28 March 2014
Jumpseat Radio 011: Rookies Rock
When a rookie firefighter comes into a fire station the infusion of energy is noticable right away. Whether it is their excitement or the expeirenced firefighters that take the time to teach then the why's and how's of our fire stations we should use the infusion to keep everyone pushing to be #jumpseatready!
In this podcast Ryan talks about how a rookies mentalilty should be used by all firefighters, officers, and chiefs.
Thu, 20 March 2014
Jumpseat Radio 010: Fire Station Motivation
When your motivation is lacking it's not the time to start Slackin.....
In this episode the Views from the Jumpseat Crew will be talking about staying motivated. Listen in as we talk about keeping the focus on the mission and staying positive around the fire station.
How do you handle the unmotivated moments?
Shifting focus away from the firehouse.
How can you keep constant and consistent motivation.
Fri, 14 March 2014
Jumpseat Radio 009: 3 Levels of Air Management
In this episode of Jumpseat radio we discuss air management on three levels:
Chief Officer Level
Company Officer Level
Listen in as Ryan talks about tips and remiders to ensure you have the air needed to complete the tasks and come home safe!
Thu, 6 March 2014
Jumpseat 008: Firefighter Size up
This weeks podcast will look at the basic principles of #jumpseatready and how we all can keep a constant and consistent size up going throughout our days. Either responding from home or while at the station we should always be ready for our next response.
In this edpisode we will cover:
And much more!!
Fri, 28 February 2014
Recorded Live at escape 2014 in pipestem wv
Fri, 21 February 2014
Jumpseat Radio 006:
In this episode Ryan interviews his Hook up the Hose campaign partner Kerry Falzone from Plymovent USA. Kerry and Ryan have been providing positive education for firefighters to just #Hook up the Hose.
Listen in as Ryan and Kerry talks about how you can join in and hook up the hose.
Wed, 12 February 2014
Jumpseat Radio 005
This weeks podcast was recorded LIVE at Missouri University Fire Extension's Winter Fire School in Columbia Missouri. Joining Ryan is a group of Fire Instructors as they talk about different topics.
Joining Ryan are:
Thu, 6 February 2014
Jumpseat Radio 003
Thu, 30 January 2014
In this episode of Jumpseat Radio we will be offering three tips for the NEW Jumpseat Riding Firefighter. From day 1 we should understand that we are building the base of knowledge that will carry with you for ever.
1: Fire is Hot
Wear your PPE on every fire
Understanding heat saturation
2: Teamwork is Essential
Learn to work with others
Be a follower
Learn your depts. SOPS
3: Work ethic:
Always being evaluated
Makes or breaks your reputation
Always work hard
Fri, 24 January 2014
Radio welcomes Robby Owens from Mechanicsville Virginia. Rob is the author of the popular blog AverageJakeFF@wordpress.com. He is a career Lieutenant in Virginia. Rob and Ryan have collaborated on many topics over the past year. Sharing their views and opinions they take this opportunity to talk about "First Due, with a Limited Sized Crew".
Robs Website: Here
Sun, 19 January 2014
Welcome to the first episode of Jumpseat Radio. Jumpseat Radio is a continuation of the popular Views from the Jumpseat Blog. Brining you the view of the street level firefighter. Often in the fire servie the view from the jumpseat goes overlooked and it is the goal of Jumpseat Radio to take us all back to the Jumpseat