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’
Chief Dennis Rubin
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.
Jumpseat Radio 019: 2014 International Fire and Ems Safety Week
Ryan and Rich following an intense technology lesson at Caribou Coffee
In this week’s Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington spends time with his mentor Dr. Rich Gasaway celebrating the 2014 Safety Week. Ryan and Rich talk about keeping your training on task for training like your fight.
Listen in to Ryan and Rich talk about keeping firefighters Jumpseat Ready for the Fight!
Jumpseat Radio 018: Combat ready with Tony Kelleher
Working fire Chief 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
Tony “T2″ Kelleher has been a fireman for 14 years. He is currently the Chief of the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George’s County, Md and a technician (driver) with the DCFD assigned to Engine Co. 4. Previously he served as a Career Firefighter, Technician and Lieutenant in Virginia with Loudoun County Fire-Rescue. With this diverse array of field experiences, he brings knowledge to students from all aspects of operations; ranging from volunteer to career and urban to rural.
From youth, his ambition was to become a fireman. In his desire to learn, he has spent most of his life gathering knowledge and experience from many great firemen. Some of his biggest lessons learned are: the street smart approach, outside the box thinking, and upholding the pride and valuable traditions within our unique culture.
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.
Pete Matthews and his Fire Chief Father James Matthews
In this episode Ryan returns to Firehouse World 2014 in San Diego to bring Pete out from behind the scenes and share his experiences on the fire dept, as a fire photographer, and how Pete and Ryan started their friendship and writing on firehouse.com.
Listen in to this podcast recorded live on the show floor.
David J Soler is the Founder and Publisher of Firefighter Toolbox. FirefighterToolbox is the fastest growing training online magazine in the fire service.
He is also the host of the iTunes Top Rated Firefighter Training Podcast called FirefighterToolbox Podcast where he has interviewed legends of the fire service like Chief Brunacini, FDIC Chief Halton, Chief Rubin, our very own Ryan Pennington and so many more.
Capt David Soler is a 2nd generation firefighter and has over 20 years in the fire service and has been both a career and volunteer firefighter. He has been a firefighter in several states including New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and Maryland. As a Captain he has lead Company Turn Arounds in taken low responding, low motivated fire companies and led them into highly motivated, top responding fire companies.
David currently lives in southern California with his wife and 2 daughters. You can learn more about David at FirefigherToolbox.com
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 everyone’s batteries and meeting new friends.
In this episode we will discuss:
Making new connections
Sharing stories from FDIC
How to take the energy home to your department
In this episode host Ryan Pennington discuses the primary job of all firefighters, to save lives. Being aggressive when searching is key to increase the chances of a victim surviving. In this episode Ryan covers:
Types of searches