FirefighterToolbox Podcast/ Internet Radio Show Episode #024
Hoarder Firefighting: What We Need to Know!
Interview with Ryan Pennington
About this Episode:
Intro Provided by: Battalion Chief Mike Meyers, FDNY
Hoarding has been becoming a growing concern in our communities. How does this affect us firefighters? What does it matter?
Well, on this episode, I talk with Ryan Pennington, who has done a ton of research on the subject, and he tells us all about hoarding and how it affects us as firefighters and what we really need to know. So many issues arise from hoarder fires and our tactics need to be adjusted because of the different dangers. Get educated on them so you or your crews don’t get hurt. This is something that can happen in any district.
This and more.
About Ryan Pennington
Ryan Pennington is a Firefighter/Paramedic for the Charleston Fire Department in Charleston West Virginia. He is currently assigned to Station 8 and is part of the West Virginia Task Force 1 USAR team. He has over 17 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 Firehouse.com contributing editor where he has multiple articles, blogs, podcasts, and has appeared in the July 2010 issue of Firehouse Magazine. Ryan is currently a WV State Instructor 2, Hazmat Technician, and Certified Fire Officer 2. He is very involved teaching EMS and firefighter safety. You can find his website at viewsfromthejumpseat.comand reach him at [email protected]
About the FirefighterToolbox Podcast/Internet Radio Show
The FirefighterToolbox Podcast/Internet Radio Show is audio program for up and coming firefighters and leaders who want to become better at the ever evolving skill of firefighting and to continue growing into a better leader. We interview great firefighters and officers and others who can bring great ideas, insights and information and share it with us so we can take our skills to the next level. New episodes every Tuesday. (Most listen to it on the commute to work, working out, doing chores or as a company training.)
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