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It is amazing how busy our lives become. Most folks who work the standard 9-5 schedule have no clue how hectic shift work can be and have no clue how it opens you up for other opportunities to take part in different things. Being active in our children’s lives is important to us all and our shifts allow us to have a HUGE roll in their lives. This is defiantly the biggest advantage of shift work, BY FAR.
Day 2 and its clear how much time we fill with different things. Sports, meetings, writings, and working fill the days. We need to make sure to unplug once a day and share downtime with our spouses and children. Today’s constant contact devices (CCD) make it a huge distraction to interact with folks from around the globe. Social media, texting, and emails need to take a backseat to reading, hugs, and showing our love to our children. Struggling with this slows this jumpseat rider down and today is the day that we all refocus on it. CCD down, Hugs Up!!
Still reeling from a weekend of fires, shootings, and a call volume that would rival the biggest of cities day 2 of the challenge was a day in the jumpseat. Medic first, engine second would be the day’s lineup. Medic day went well, with no major disasters and the Engine night was a night of rest, finally. A slow night is a welcome change from time to time.
Medic views from the day include how valuable the stair chair is. We had multiple calls with multiple stairs and using the stair chair is a must. It truly is an invention that saves EMS workers while making the patient more comfortable. Using our imagination when carrying has shown a new way of using it, I will share later. The day was a steady stream of basic calls until the bells rang out….Rollver….. While the call went well, with no major injuries, it truly is amazing how we go from a down time to full on, game time.
Day 2 brought a new inspiration to stay busier longer around the station. We can get lazy, comfortable, and discouraged from time to time. Day 2 was the day this jumpseat rider worked a little harder than the last shift.
Today’s training was a review of the Lifepack 15. It has all the bells and whistles and I always review to a make sure it don’t whistle when I need a bell Great Review.
Final thought on Day 2……..
Keeping yourself motivated can come from your surroundings but it really needs to come from within. Find your motivation and use it to make sure you are ready for the next time your skills are needed!
Good morning, from the Jumpseat. Today is August 19, 2013, my birthday! Over the past few weeks this jumpseat riding firefighter has been struggling with different issues. Without going into to many details it’s time for some changes. I feel like many of us get pulled down in to negativity and lose focus on how blessed we truly are to be serving as a firefighter. I surely have been pulled down in to the pits and it’s time to get up and CHANGE THE WORLD!
Yelp, I said change the world! Believing in ourselves and the changes we can make to our world starts with one person, YOU.
With the big 40 staring this guy down in the face I am going to make some changes, adjustments, and plan on taking you along on the ride. I have shared many “views” with you over the past 5 years, and stand blown away with the responses, tweets, email messages, and kind words when meeting each of you.
So now it begins!
The Plan: Short Blogs EVERYDAY: Documenting calls, within allowable parameters, views, travels, and an inside look at the articles that are being written. Sort of an inside look at the jumspeat. While some insight will come the day of publishing most will be a live look at ONE YEAR IN THE JUMSPSEAT.
Why do it?
Being part of something bigger is how I think of writing Views from the Jumpseat. Keeping this journal I hope to motivate many others that are in the same position as me. Join in, read along, or add your opinions will all be welcome and at the end a book will be published putting in print the success, failures, challenges, and rewards!
When does it start:
Starts now! Today’s post will go up this evening and start this journey to make us all JUMPSEATREADY!!!!
Sit down, pull up a chair, and let’s see where this ride takes us…………………..
Contest #2: Views From The JumpSeat Twitter Contest (Value: $133)
Prize Pack includes:
1 Discover Tasker S (or Fire)
1 3D Fury Glow Strap
Start date: Thu, Aug 15
End date: Fri, Aug 16
Winner announced: Mon, Aug 19
How to enter: go to FoxFury’s Twitter page and follow the instructions. More details coming soon.
Only rule is…..Ryan Chooses the Winner! That’s is totally bias and not fair, but that’s the only rule!!!!
What you need to do:
Since yesterday someone tweeted that I have an obsession with fire helmets, which is most likely the truth!
I am asking everyone who would like to win my favorite Fox Fury light to post a picture of their helmet with a reason why you need a Foxfury Light! Make sure to include @jumpseatviews,@foxfuryled, and #foxfuryrocks !
Remember the Views is on Facebook as well……. https://www.facebook.com/ViewsFromTheJumpseat
You can enter twice by posting a Pic to twitter and Liking our Facebook page then post a new Pic for a second entry……
Oh, snap,,,,Maybe you can enter three times……..
Sign up for the views Email blasts and you will receive instruction on how to submit a third picture early tomorrow morning……
So that is 3 ways to enter.. Points awarded for Creativity, originality, and just plain Awesomenesss!!!!!!!!