Jumpseat Radio 020: Interview with Dennis Rubin

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: Interview with Billy Goldfeder

Jumpseat Radio 019: Interview with Billy Goldfeder

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!

Jumpseat Radio 019: 2014 Fire and Ems Safety Week with Rich Gasaway

Jumpseat Radio 019: 2014 International Fire and Ems Safety Week

Ryan and Rich following an intense technology lesson at Caribou Coffee

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!

 

To learn more about Rich Gasaway:

Samatters.com 

@RichGasaway

Email Rich@RichGasway.com

Jumpseat Radio 018: Combat Ready firefighting with Tony Kelleher

Jumpseat Radio 018: Combat ready with Tony Kelleher

Working fire Chief 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’s Bio:

 

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.

 

tkelleher@traditionstraining.com

 

WorkingChief.com

Jumpseat Radio 017: Am I a Truckie yet?

 

Jumpseat Radio: 017  Am I a Truckie Yet?

New Firefighter Climbing

New Firefighter Climbing

 

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:

Vertical Ventilation

Forcible Entry

Bonus: In this weeks jumpseat radio questions and answers with some of #jumpseatNation.

Jumpseat Radio 016: Spicing up your Springtime Drills

Jumpseat Radio 016: Spicing up your Springtime Drills BnEN6cCCAAALK4s

In this episode join host Ryan Pennington as he discusses ways to add some no cost variables to your springtime drills to ensure the firefighters they are #jumpseatready!

 

During this podcast Ryan talks about basic functions with additions of teamwork and communications.

1) Start Simple

2) Add Communication

3)Build Teamwork

 

 

Jumpseat Radio 015: Interview with Peter Matthews

Jumpseat Radio 015: Interview with Pete Matthews

Pete Matthews and his Fire Chief Father

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.

Jumpseat Radio 014: Interview with David J Soler

Jumpseat Radio 014: Interview with David J Soler

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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!

Jumpseat Radio 013: The Brotherhood/Sisterhood is ALIVE!

FDIC 2014

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

Jumpseat Radio 012: Agressive Searching

Jumpseat Radio 012:Aggressive Search

Finding your way out may save your life!

Finding your way out may save your life!

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:

Staying oriented
Types of searches
Communication
Victim Removal