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Nov 3, 2015

In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington shares 3 cues and clues that a home is full of heavy content.  Heavy Content is a politically correct term used for first responders to identify and communicate findings of Hoarding in a respectful way. Using Heavy Content will describe the condition of the building...

Oct 22, 2015

Keynote speech from Southern Alberta Fire Conference Keynote.  

Sep 10, 2015

In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes Deputy Chief Frank Viscuso from Kearny NJ.  Frank is a Fire Engineering contributor, author of Step up and Lead, and is a national level speaker on the topic of leadership. 


In this powerful podcast Frank shares:


  • His college experience in rowing

Sep 2, 2015

In this weeks episode host Ryan Pennington sits down with Lars Ågerstrand from the Varnamo Fire and Rescue Service Sweden.  Lars travels the globe training firefighters on fire dynamics.  His science based approach to fire is a must see in the fire service!  


Topics Covered


  • History of fire training in Sweden

Aug 27, 2015


On February 3rd 2015 the citizens fire company was dispatched to a working fire with confirmed victims trapped.  First arriving companies found a two story balloon frame construction with Heavy Content Conditions and multiple victims.