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Building the Unbreakable Firefighter

Winter Fire School

Ryan Pennington

Charleston Fire Department, WV

Ryan Pennington is a Firefighter/Paramedic for the Charleston Fire Department in Charleston West Virginia.  He is currently assigned to the training division.  He has over 20 years of combined Fire, Rescue, and EMS experience.  Ryan started with a local volunteer department and continued through EMS to spend five years as a Critical Care Paramedic.  Ryan transferred to the career fire service in 2003 and has worked for the City of Charleston since 2007.

Ryan is a Firefighter Nation  and Fire Engineering contributor where  he maintains the popular “Jumpseat Training” blog .Ryan is the host of “Jumpseat Radio” Podcast and hosts a monthly Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio show titled “Building the Unbreakable Firefighter.” He travels North America speaking/teaching on the topics of emergencies in hoarding conditions and basic firefighting.  He is President and Founder of Jumpseat Training, LLC a training company that provides multiple  session to firefighters around the world.  


  • SAT AM
  • Start: 8:00 A.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • End: 12:00 P.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Repeat Delivery
  • SAT PM
  • Start: 1:30 P.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • End: 5:30 P.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Repeat Delivery
  • SUN AM
  • Start: 8:00 A.M., Sunday, February 4, 2018
  • End: 12:00 P.M., Sunday, February 4, 2018

Firefighters are known to be resilient, hardworking, and tough. But are they unbreakable? This new session from Jumpseat Training is a look into building an unbreakable firefighter. An unbreakable firefighter stands fast, learns constantly, and performs consistently. These standards are what builds the base of a firefighter who can perform. In this workshop, attendees will learn why a firefighter needs to be unbreakable; what is the solid foundation of character and routines for firefighting; how important communications skills and building resiliency are today in the fire service; how to deal with the day to day operations and preparing for tragedy; and how staying aggressively positive is one of the most important skills.